MICU care delivered by PAs versus residents: do PAs measure up?

@article{Kawar2011MICUCD,
  title={MICU care delivered by PAs versus residents: do PAs measure up?},
  author={Eyad Kawar and Bruno Digiovine},
  journal={JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          36-41
        }
}
BACKGROUND Data on the perfomance of physician assistants in a medical intensive care unit are scarce. OBJECTIVE To compare clinical outcomes between patients admitted to a resident-run MICU and a PA-run MICU. METHODS Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected MICU data was performed for 5,346 patients admitted to an MICU from January 2004 through January 2007; 3,971 patients were admitted to a resident-run MICU (resident group) and 1,375 to a PA-run MICU (PA group). RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING
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