Title

Satisfaction of doctors with the role of physician associates

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Journal

Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Volume

14

Issue

2

DOI

10.7861/clinmedicine.14-2-113

Keywords

Doctor satisfaction; Medical regulation; Patient satisfaction; Physician assistant; Physician associate

Abstract

Physician associates (PAs) are a new profession to the UK. There has been no prior national assessment of the perspectives of doctors who work with PAs with regard to their role. Doctors who supervise PAs were surveyed in late 2012; respondents were found generally to be satisfied with the role of PAs and believed that the addition of the PA to the team benefited doctors and patients. Doctors reported that they have received positive feedback from patients about the role of PAs as well. Respondents believe that the current unregulated status of the profession impairs their ability to use their PA staff to their fullest potential. © Royal College of Physicians 2014. All rights reserved.

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