Primary care acts as the first level of healthcare an individual receives. This typically involves interactions of individuals with nurses and general practitioners who aid in diagnosing and treating basic conditions.
This article surveyed MAs and family physicians for evidence of role confusion between MAs and physicians, physician resistance to delegate tasks to properly trained MAs, or MA reluctance to pursue training to take on new roles.
This research brief assesses which professionals comprise the workforce that provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in primary care, how office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) teams communicate about patient care, and the behavioral components of MAT provided in primary care settings.
This article identifies the characteristics of matriculating physician assistant (PA) students planning to enter primary care specialties and compares them with students planning on entering other specialties.
This report focuses on information solicited from field experts in geriatrics as to how geriatrician roles are evolving as healthcare systems and organizations reorganize care in response to a changing environment.