Physician assistants and nurse practitioners: the United States experience.

@article{Hooker2006PhysicianAA,
  title={Physician assistants and nurse practitioners: the United States experience.},
  author={Roderick S. Hooker},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2006},
  volume={185 1},
  pages={4-7}
}
Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) were introduced in the United States in 1967. As of 2006, there are 110 000 clinically active PAs and NPs (comprising approximately one sixth of the US medical workforce). Approximately 11 200 new PAs and NPs graduate each year. PAs and NPs are well distributed throughout primary care and specialty care and are more likely than physicians to practise in rural areas and where vulnerable populations exist. The productivity of NPs and PAs… CONTINUE READING