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What is the contribution of physician associates in hospital care in England? A mixed methods, multiple case study

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OBJECTIVES:To investigate the deployment of physician associates (PAs); the factors supporting and inhibiting their employment and their contribution and impact on patients' experience and outcomes and the organisation of services. DESIGN:Mixed methods within a case study design, using interviews, observations, work diaries and documentary analysis. SETTING:Six acute care hospitals in three regions of England in 2016-2017. PARTICIPANTS:43 PAs, 77 other health professionals, 28 managers, 28 pa...

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0000-0002-8915-5185
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Department of Health
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HS&DR/14/19/26
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BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ Open More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2019-01-30
Acceptance date:
2018-12-06
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2044-6055
Pmid:
30700491
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English
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1013684
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2019-11-04

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