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Examining attitudes of specialist physicians regarding physician assistant referrals

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Physician Assistant en_US
dc.contributor.author Enns, Sue M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wynn, Tor en_US
dc.contributor.author Muma, Richard D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lary, Marvis J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-13T21:58:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-13T21:58:23Z
dc.date.issued 2003-12 en_US
dc.identifier 14714602 en_US
dc.identifier 0361603 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Enns SM, Wynn T, Muma RD, Lary MJ. Examining attitudes of specialist physicians regarding physician assistant referrals. Journal of Allied Health.2003;32:270-274. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0090-7421 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asahp/jah/2003/00000032/00000004/art00010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4837
dc.description Click on the link below to access the article( may not be free) en_US
dc.description.abstract Referral of a patient from a primary care provider to a referral specialist physician for consultation is an important link in the continuum of patient care. Although the relationship between the physician assistant (PA) and supervising physician has been studied extensively, the effectiveness of the relationship between the primary care PA and the referral specialist physician is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of the referral specialist physician toward direct referral of patients from primary care PAs. A random sample of 5,000 specialist physicians in five specialty areas across the United States were surveyed to determine their willingness to accept referrals from PAs, their attitudes about the appropriateness of PA referrals, and reasons for dissatisfaction, if any. Data analysis revealed that specialist physicians generally are willing to accept patient referrals from primary care PAs and that specialist physicians generally are satisfied with the appropriateness and timeliness of referrals from PAs. Whether or not the specialist physician employed (supervised) a PA in his or her own practice made a significant difference in level of satisfaction with PA referral. To determine the significance of these results, more research is needed to determine specialist physician satisfaction with referrals from primary care physicians compared with PAs. en_US
dc.format.extent 270-4 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Allied Health en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 32, Number 4, Winter 2003 en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Attitude of Health Personnel en_US
dc.subject.mesh Health Services Research en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Interprofessional Relations en_US
dc.subject.mesh Medicine en_US
dc.subject.mesh Physician Assistants en_US
dc.subject.mesh Physicians/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Primary Health Care en_US
dc.subject.mesh Referral and Consultation en_US
dc.subject.mesh Specialization en_US
dc.subject.mesh United States en_US
dc.title Examining attitudes of specialist physicians regarding physician assistant referrals en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions en_US

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