Physician assistants and nurse practitioners can boost patient volume, free up physician time, and help a practice’s bottom line.
APPs can perform a variety of tasks and procedures, depending on their experience and comfort level, which can take time to develop.
Communicating with and respecting the roles of APPs are extremely important.
Smart hiring and training are vital to ensure a successful APP.
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Advanced Care Providers, By the Numbers
158,348 Number of nurse practitioners working in U.S. clinical practice. 73,893 Number of physician assistants working in U.S. clinical practice. 17.5% Percentage of visits during which patients are attended by a PA or NP. 39% Estimated percentage of growth the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts in the demand for PAs by 2018. Source: U.S Department of Health and Human Services