We surveyed physician assistants who work in nephrology to report their experience level, primary employer, salary, job responsibilities, and job satisfaction.
Additional data were obtained from the Nephrology Manpower Study.
The 67 responding physician assistants of 97 surveyed have 10.8 ± 6.5 years (mean ± standard deviation) total experience (6.2 ± 5.0 years in nephrology).
Typically, nephrologists (56.1%) or hospitals (30.3%) employ them.
The majority (74%) earn $49,999 to $75,000 ; 79.1% work in outpatient units, 52.4% in inpatient units, 52.4% in hospitals, 43.3% in outpatient offices, and 23.9% in transplant units.
In outpatient units, they manage 111 ± 111 patients, mostly in free-standing (71.1%), for-profit (69.7%), corporately owned (87.3%) units in urban (80%) or suburban (18%) areas.
Most (>85%) manage all dialysis-and nondialysis-related problems, including health maintenance ; 84.3% are contacted first by staff, and 78% see patients more often than physicians.
Of nephrologists who responded to the Manpower Study, 8.9% work with physician assistants and 20.7% work with nurse practitioners.
Nephrologists in academic practice or private nephrology groups are more likely to use physician assistants (P<0.05) and nurse practitioners (P<0.005) than those in solo practice or multispecialty groups.
Nephrologists with physician assistants (33.8 ± 19.5 v 41.7 ± 16.8 h/wk) or nurse practitioners (35.8 ± 18.1 v 42.7 ± 16. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Néphropathie, Organisation hospitalière, Spécialité médicale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecin, Expérience professionnelle, Dialyse, Salaire, Responsabilité professionnelle, Formation professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Infirmier, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Rein pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nephropathy, Hospital organization, Medical specialty, United States, North America, America, Physician, Professional experience, Dialysis, Wage, Occupational responsibility, Occupational training, Epidemiology, Nurse, Urinary system disease, Kidney disease
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 16/11/1999.