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Title Geographic and Demographic Dimensions of the Adoption of a Health Workforce Innovation: Physician Assistants in the United States,1967-2000
Title added entry Project Summary (published Feb. 2006).
Author Larson, Eric H.; Hart, L. Gary
Summary Individual-level data from the American Academy of Physician Assistants was used to describe the emergence of the physician assistant profession between 1967 and 2000. Data on 49, 641 physician assistants who had completed training by 2000 was analyzed. Over half of the physician assistants active in 2000 were women. Physician assistant participation in the rural workforce remained high, with over 18 percent of physician assistants practicing in rural settings, compared to about 20 percent in 1980.
Notes Funded by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis of the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (Contract no. 6-U79-HP-00003-04).

Subjects Physicians' assistants--United States.
Series Working Papers (No. 105)
Catalog Number PAR00714
Language English
Source Roderick S. Hooker
Object Name Report
Physical Description 16 p.: ill.; 29 cm.