Primary care teams of PAs, NPs, and physicians

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Title Primary Primary care teams of PAs, NPs, and physicians
Periodical Full JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
Pub Year 2013
Volume 26
issue 11
Start Page 61
Abstract Team-based care involving physician assistants (PAs) and/or nurse practitioners (NPs) in the patient- centered medical home is one approach to improving care quality. However, little is known about how to incorporate PAs and NPs into primary care teams. The authors describe the division of patients and services between primary care providers for older diabetes patients on panels with varying levels of PA and NP involvement. Panels with PAs and NPs as usual providers had higher proportions of patients with Medicaid, disability, and depression, and higher probabilities of visits with a supplemental physician. Understanding the division of patients and services between PAs and NPs and physicians will help define provider roles on primary care teams.
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Topic Tag(s) Patient-Centered Care;Primary Care Workforce Issues;Team Based Health Care
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