Physician Use of PAs on the Rise

According to a new report by Jackson Healthcare, the use of physician assistants has increased from 25 percent to 30 percent since 2012.

Though the use of PAs has increased in recent years, 35 percent of physicians participating in the study use nurse practitioners and 10 percent use certified registered nurse anesthetists, which has remained steady since 2012.

Hospital-based specialties such as critical care medicine, emergency medicine, hospitalists and surgical subspecialists are most likely to use PAs; whereas women's health specialists and pediatricians are most likely to use NPs, according to the report.

Additionally, 76 percent of physicians said mid-levels contribute to the productivity of physicians and their practices and that more patients receive care when they are part of their team.

A total of 1,527 physicians participated in the survey conducted between April and June.

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