Clinical Informatics Research Group
Physician Assistant Evaluation
“Researchers put physician assistants under the spotlight”
Physician assistants are a new addition to medical teams in Britain, although well established in other developed countries including the levitra cialis viagra United States, Netherlands and Australia. Now a team led by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, is aiming to find out more about their contribution to healthcare in England with the first full-scale evaluation of their role in general practice.
Physician assistants can diagnose and treat patients under the supervision of a doctor, although they cannot prescribe medication. The two-year study will assess their contribution, how effective they are and their cost as well as looking at the views of patients, doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff.
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