Experience with physician assistants in a Canadian arthroplasty program.

  title={Experience with physician assistants in a Canadian arthroplasty program.},
  author={Eric R. Bohm and Michael J. Dunbar and David Pitman and Chris Rhule and Jose Araneta},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={53 2},
BACKGROUND Recent increases in orthopedic surgical services in Canada have added further demand to an already stretched orthopedic workforce. Various initiatives have been undertaken across Canada to meet this demand. One successful model has been the use of physician assistants (PAs) within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). This study documents the effect of PAs working in an arthroplasty practice from the perspective of patients and health care providers. We also describe the… CONTINUE READING


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