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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 56: Effect of Ailment Severity and Wait Time on Patient Willingness to be Seen by a Physician Assistant

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This study examines how ailment severity and wait time affect patient willingness to be seen by a physician assistant versus a medical doctor. Previous studies have been conducted examining this dichotomy, but the studies mentioned earlier looked specifically at Emergency Medicine and non-U.S. populations (Counselman, Graffeo, Hill, 2000; Larkin & Hooker, 2010; Kuilman et. al, 2012).
It is important to investigate this because the number of Physician Assistants (PAs) is projected to increase in years to come due to a multitude of factors and it is unclear if patients have a negative or positive attitude towards these healthcare providers. The current study will provide insight about the relationships between healthcare providers and patients, with the hope of improving these relationships in the future.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library

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