Improving access to care: The physician/physician assistant team: Development of a lymphoma-specific physician/physician assistant team at a comprehensive cancer center Journal Article


Authors: Hylton, H. M.; Scardino, T. G.
Article Title: Improving access to care: The physician/physician assistant team: Development of a lymphoma-specific physician/physician assistant team at a comprehensive cancer center
Abstract: With the ever-increasing complexity of health care delivery, this article demonstrates how the development of a Physician/Physician Assistant (MD/PA) team can positively impact health care delivery. With an increase in demand for oncology services anticipated in the future, coupled with an anticipated shortage of clinicians to provide these services, increasing access and productivity are paramount. This article discusses how PA-lead initiatives were implemented in an outpatient lymphoma service and how the evolution of independent PA clinics has been able to positively impact the way care is delivered across multiple domains of the cancer continuum and improve access for patients. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: patient-centered care; care delivery model; optimizing scope of practice; pa-lead initiatives; team development; team-based care; walk-in clinic
Journal Title: Physician Assistant Clinics
Volume: 1
Issue: 3
ISSN: 2405-7991
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2016-07-01
Start Page: 489
End Page: 497
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpha.2016.03.004
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 2 November 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Heather Marie Hylton
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