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Yu Huang Pam Paustian AHS 300 February 11, 2008 AHS 300 Survey of Health Professions PROFESSION: PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT UNIT STUDY QUESTIONS 1. What factors led to development of physician assistant programs? A shortage of doctors was the major factor. Another factor is the attempt to reduce high health care costs. 2. What is the scope of practice for PAs? It corresponds to supervising physician’s practice. This also varies with training, experience, and state laws. 3. Approximately what proportion of PAs practice in hospital settings?
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Unformatted text preview: Approximately 70% work in primary care, 15% work in surgery, and 15% work in medical specialties. 4. What is the job outlook for PAs? PA jobs will increase by 53% from 2000 to 2010. 5. What factors influence a PAs salary? Whether or not they are in a surgical subspecialty is the biggest factor. This is because PAs in a surgical subspecialty are paid more, on average. Primary care PAs are generally paid less....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AHS 300 taught by Professor Paustian during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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