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The effectiveness of substitution of hospital ward care from medical doctors to physician assistants: a study protocol.

Authors
  • Timmermans, Marijke J C
  • van Vught, Anneke J A H
  • Wensing, Michel
  • Laurant, Miranda G H
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Health Services Research
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
14
Pages
43–43
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-43
PMID: 24472112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Findings from this study will help to further define the role of nonphysician clinicians and provides possible key components for the implementation of PAs in hospital ward care. Like in many studies of organizational change, random allocation to study arms is not feasible, which implies an increased risk for confounding. A major challenge is to deal with the heterogeneity of patients and hospital departments.

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