In the Canadian Forces, Physician Assistants support supervising physicians with medical emergencies as well as everyday health care needs. In civilian practice, PAs work in primary care and specialty practice, in hospital and community care settings, and in physician employed settings. care centers, and many other areas of Health Care. 79,000 PAs assist physicians in a variety of settings, including urban neighborhoods, rural communities, hospitals, doctor’s offices, the military and public health. About 50% work in primary care, with the balance in specialties including surgery, internal medicine and emergency care.
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