PM Harper: Letter of Support for National PA Day

I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and everyone marking National Physician Assistant Day in Canada.

November 27 provides an opportunity to recognize the professional contributions of physician assistants to the health and well‐being of Canadians. Physician assistants work as part of a team providing patient‐centred health care in a variety of clinical settings under the supervision of licensed medical doctors.  Read more…

Physician Assistants A Solution to Health Care Woes in Canada

Despite evidence of the value of PAs, report card shows that many provinces are way behind

November 27, 2014, Ottawa – As political and health care leaders from across Canada celebrate and recognize the value of Physician Assistants (PAs) on National PA Day, the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA), released a National Report Card highlighting the progress in some provinces vs. others in integrating PAs into the health care system. Despite evidence from across North America demonstrating the value of PAs in helping to reduce wait times and improve health care, several provinces have been slow to move forward. Read more…

Letter to the Editor: PAS are improving wait times for Canadians

Letter to the Editor

In response to the article published on November 14, 2014: BC Cancer Agency, health authority agree to request more doctors, The Globe and Mail Vancouver http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-cancer-agency-health- authority-agree-to-request-more-doctors/article21603602/

PAs are improving wait times for Canadians

Introducing Physician Assistants (PAs) into the BC health system will help address the growing wait times for patients and will play a much needed role in enhancing access to care for Canadians read more

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