ERIC Number: ED094653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Physician Extenders and Their Utilization: Survey Data From Michigan. Health Manpower Policy Discussion Paper Series No. B.3.
Webster, Ann A.; And Others
The data presented in this document are the results of a survey of physician extenders currently practicing in Michigan as of November 1973. "Physician extender" is a term used for personnel who assist or collaborate with the physician in providing patient care, which means that nurses with additional training who are functioning in expanded roles were also included in this population. The purpose of this study is to examine current utilization in order to develop criteria and guidelines for the definition of the scope of practice of physician assistants and to delineate training standards for assistants. Both physician assistants and their supervising physicians were surveyed. The instruments were designed to provide data on three issues: the market for physician assistants, the impact of assistants on health care delivery, and the satisfaction of physician assistants and their supervising physicians with training and the assistant role. The survey provides an analytical data base for relating the state situation regarding assistants to that of the nation as a whole. It is hoped that this study will raise the visibility of physician assistant training and credentialing issues in the medical community to stimulate their input into the policy development process. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Public Health.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan