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New Role, New Country: introducing US physician assistants to Scotland

Overview of attention for article published in Human Resources for Health, May 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Title
New Role, New Country: introducing US physician assistants to Scotland
Published in
Human Resources for Health, May 2007
DOI 10.1186/1478-4491-5-13
Pubmed ID
Authors

James Buchan, Fiona O'May, Jane Ball

Abstract

This paper draws from research commissioned by the Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD). It provides a case study in the introduction of a new health care worker role into an already well established and "mature" workforce configuration It assesses the role of US style physician assistants (PAs), as a precursor to planned "piloting" of the PA role within the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. The evidence base for the use of PAs is examined, and ways in which an established role in one health system (the USA) could be introduced to another country, where the role is "new" and unfamiliar, are explored. The history of the development of the PA role in the US also highlights a sometimes somewhat problematic relationship between P nursing profession. The paper highlights that the concept of the PA role as a 'dependent practitioner' is not well understood or developed in the NHS, where autonomous practice within regulated professions is the norm. In the PA model, responsibility is shared, but accountability rests with the supervising physician. Clarity of role definition, and engendering mutual respect based on fair treatment and effective management of multi-disciplinary teams will be pre-requisites for effective deployment of this new role in the NHS in Scotland.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 31 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 25%
Researcher 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Lecturer 2 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 9 28%
Unknown 2 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Psychology 2 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 3 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2016.
All research outputs
#888,319
of 16,486,412 outputs
Outputs from Human Resources for Health
#73
of 900 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,405
of 204,849 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Human Resources for Health
#1
of 4 outputs
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