Physician assistants could save the health care system more than a billion dollars over the next 13 years, says a Conference Board of Canada study released Monday.
A detailed report on the study at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, published in the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management in October 2016, reveals no statistically significant differences in patient mortality, hospital readmissions within 30 days, lengths of stay and specialty consultant use among patients treated by the expanded PA group and those treated by the conventional group…more
Saskatchewan is keeping more of its medical graduates and attracting an increasing number of international doctors. However, the province still needs at least 90 more family physicians and specialists…more
Hiring more physician assistants (PAs) and effectively integrating them into health care teams could save the Canadian health care system millions in efficiency gains, according to a new report released by The Conference Board of Canada…more
PAs don’t replace doctors, but they can take on many routine tasks, giving doctors more time to spend with complex cases and in their areas of specialty, said Matthew Stewart, the Conference Board’s assistant director of national forecast… more