Physician assistant and nurse practitioner utilization in radiation oncology within an academic medical center.

@article{Moote2012PhysicianAA,
  title={Physician assistant and nurse practitioner utilization in radiation oncology within an academic medical center.},
  author={Marc J Moote and Richard Wetherhold and K. Brooke Olson and Rachel Froelich and Nadia Vedhapudi and Kathy Ann Lash and Sheri Moore and James Alan Hayman},
  journal={Practical radiation oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          e31-e37
        }
}
PURPOSE To assess the utilization of physician extenders working in radiation oncology in an academic medical center and to identify opportunities to improve their utilization. METHODS AND MATERIALS A workload analysis and patient flow analysis were conducted on physician extenders employed by the University of Michigan Health System Radiation Oncology Department in order to better understand their utilization and impact on patient flow. RESULTS Nearly half (46%) of physician extender time… CONTINUE READING
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