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Physician Assistants (PAs) are PHYSICIAN EXTENDERS and FORCE MULTIPLIERS:
– PAs increase a department/practice’s capacity to see MORE patients while delivering HIGH QUALITY health care – PAs help reduce wait times – PAs increase access to health care services – PAs reduce physician burnout and workload – PAs are involved in resident and medical learner teaching – The flexibility of PA Scope of Practice means PAs can cater their practice and work to filling in the gaps in any given service, department or practice setting – PAs enhance health care team coordination and communication, AND – PAs save the Canadian health care system money* – References: Value of Physician Assistants. Conference Board of Canada Report. CAPA-ACAM.
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