Physician assistants are the answer to growing health needs
"As the health care system moves from a focus on volume to a focus on value, PAs will continue to play a critical role in delivering quality care.
Team-based care relying on PAs is an efficient way to deliver quality care. The Medicus Firm, a national physician recruiter, reported that PAs moved up to number 5 among its top 10 most frequently placed medical care providers in 2014.
In addition, a cost analysis conducted by health policy consultant Roderick S. Hooker, PhD, MBA, PA, and RAND Corporation Assistant Policy Analyst and doctoral candidate Ashley N. Muchow, found that even modest changes to Alabama PA and nurse practitioner laws would result in a net savings of $729 million for a 10-year period. "