William R. Harlan, M.D., F.A.C.P.; David Shaw, M.S.
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The physician's assistant concept appears likely to effect changes in health care delivery. Many questions vital to implementation of this concept remain, however. Two of these questions—the type and length of training and the tasks performed in the practice situation—were studied. As the only medical center in the country with both MEDEX (12 months) and physician's associate (24 months) programs we can compare curricular philosophies and training programs and measure some of the outcomes in practice situations. Practice measurements, including numbers and types of patients seen, and detailed analysis of tasks performed by office personnel were made before and after
Harlan WR, Shaw D. A Comparison of Two Programs for Training Primary-Care Physician's Assistants.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:855. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-855_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):855.
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