Author: Blum, F.

Use of Midlevel Providers in US EDs, 1993 to 2005: Implications for the Workforce

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate use of physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in US emergency departments (EDs). Methods: We analyzed visits from the 1993 to 2005 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, seen by midlevel provider (MLP), and compared characteristics of MLP visits to those seen by physicians only. […]