This study used a block multiple regression analysis to examine the impacts of different factors on the degree of rurality of physician assistants’ (PAs’) practice location and compared the power of each block of factors in predicting rurality. Differences in the models for PAs in primary care specialties and for PAs as a whole were also explored. The findings suggest that policies should provide support to PA students in primary care specialties and to rural-oriented PA education/training programs. Efforts to facilitate PA recruitment and retention should include, among other things, increasing practice responsibility/autonomy, broadening acceptance of PA prescriptive authority, and providing equitable reimbursement for nonphysician care of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Authors:Pan S, Geller JM, Muus KJ, Hart LG
Journal/Publisher:Hosp Health Serv Adm
Edition:Apr 1996. 41(1):105-119
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Citation:Pan S, Geller JM, Muus KJ, Hart LG. Predicting The Degree Of Rurality Of Physician Assistant Practice Location. Hosp Health Serv Adm. Apr 1996 41(1):105-119
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