Author: Palazzo, L.

The Contribution of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to Generalist Care in Washington State

Objective. To quantify the total contribution to generalist care made by nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in Washington State. Data Sources. State professional licensure renewal survey data from 1998–1999. Study Design. Cross-sectional. Data on medical specialty, place of practice, and outpatient visits performed were used to estimate productivity of generalist physicians, NPs, and […]

Who is Caring for the Underserved? A Comparison of Primary Care Physicians and Nonphysician Clinicians in California and Washington

Purpose: Little is known about whether different types of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians vary in their propensity to care for underserved populations. The objective of this study was to compare the geographic distribution and patient populations of physician and nonphysician primary care clinicians. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional analysis of 1998 administrative and survey […]