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Title Physician Assistant Medical Practice in the Health Care Workforce: A Retrospective Study of Medical Malpractice and Safety Comparing Physician Assistants to Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses
Author Nicholson, Jeffrey G.
Summary This study examined seventeen years of data related to unsafe medical practice filed with the National Practitioner Data Bank. The study analyzed and compared a variety of markers of safety between physicians, PAs, and advanced practice nurses (APNs).
Item Location Johns Creek Office
Notes Signed by author: "To the PA History Society and Center: Please accept this copy of my dissertation that represents the first comprehensive examination of PA safety and malpractice over the first 17 years of data collected in the National Practitioner Data Bank. It is my hope that it would become a starting point for future and continuing research on the safe and quality care provided by our great profession. I would like to dedicate this volume to Reggie Carter for his tireless efforts at preserving our PA history & for his wonderful and inspiring professional example over the years. -- Jeff Nicholson, PhD, PA-C (presented at the AAPA Conference -- San Diego, May 25, 2009.)"

"Thank you Reggie - Thank you for your kindness to me as a novice faculty member many years ago when you didn't even know me - Thank you for being a role model - Thank you for your good humour & advice & for being such a big part of our history yourself! -- Jeff"
Subjects Nurse practitioners -- Malpractice.
Physicians -- Malpractice.
Physicians' assistants -- Malpractice.
Medical personnel--Malpractice.
Published Date 2008
Catalog Number PAR00298
Language English
Source Nicholson, Jeffrey G.
Object Name Dissertation
Physical Description ix, 210 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.