Characteristics of primary care office visits to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians in United States Veterans Health Administration facilities, 2005 to 2010: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis

@inproceedings{Morgan2012CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of primary care office visits to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians in United States Veterans Health Administration facilities, 2005 to 2010: 
a retrospective cross-sectional analysis},
  author={Perri A. Morgan and David H. Abbott and Rebecca B. McNeil and Deborah A Fisher},
  booktitle={Human resources for health},
  year={2012}
}
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Primary care, an essential determinant of health system equity, efficiency, and effectiveness, is threatened by inadequate supply and distribution of the provider workforce. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has been a frontrunner in the use of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). Evaluation of the roles and impact of NPs and PAs in the VHA is critical to ensuring optimal care for veterans and may inform best practices for use of PAs and NPs… CONTINUE READING