Examining referral practices of primary care physician assistants
Enns, Sue M.
Muma, Richard D.
Lary, Marvis J.
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Enns SM, Muma RD, Lary MJ. Examining referral practices of primary care physician assistants. J Am Acad Physician Assist. 2000;13:81-86;118.
Various barriers to specialty referrals that are initiated by physician assistants (PAs) have been reported to limit a PA's ability to care for patients effectively when they have a medical problem that requires specialty intervention. To assist in evaluating this matter, we conducted a survey to assess referral practices and perceived barriers to referral among primary care PAs in the United States.
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