Physician Assistants Are Key to the Future
As a healthcare staffing agency, we’ve seen firsthand the growing need for physician assistants and nurse practitioners to fulfill vital roles in hospitals and medical practices. And we don’t see this trend going away. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of physician assistants in the workforce will grow by 30% between 2014 and 2024.
The healthcare landscape continues to change and demands on doctors increase. Advanced practice providers are skilled medical professionals whose scope is expanding to fill the gaps. And they are qualified to do so. PAs receive extensive medical training and testing in general medicine for licensing and certification. Like doctors, they are required to continue their medical education throughout their careers.
This training is paying off. According to multiple studies, PAs are enabling facilities to extend access to care and helping to reduce costs. A recent Forbes report credits PAs with helping decrease hospital readmission rates, length of stays and infection rates.
Does your hospital or medical practice employ PAs and NPs? Do you have these advanced providers on staff but are not sure how to fully utilize their skills?
Give TinkBird a call. We provide medical facilities with insights on how advanced providers can reduce costs, help relieve physician burnout, and improve the quality of care you provide to your patients.