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Patient Satisfaction with Care as Managed by the Physician Associate or the Doctor as Part of a Pilot Project in Ireland
Joyce, Pauline
<p>The original article is available at <a href="https://www.asianinstituteofresearch.org/">https://www.asianinstituteofresearch.org</a></p> <p>Objective: The objective of this study was to examine if patients, visiting a hospital outpatient’s clinic, were satisfied about the care delivered when a PA instead of a doctor is the provider.</p> <p>Methods: The study methodology was a descriptive quantitative approach using an eight-item survey and an option to include free text comments.</p> <p>Results: There was no difference in satisfaction levels between consultations with doctors or PAs, as part of a pilot project introducing the PA role. Conclusions: In Ireland, patients are just as satisfied with the care they received from PAs and doctors. Findings are consistent with findings in other countries where the PA role is embedded. In meeting the patient's needs, an important aspect of care given by both doctor and PA seems to be keeping the patient informed and behaving in a professional manner.</p>
Keyword(s): Ireland; Out-Patients; Patient Satisfaction; Physician Associate; Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Joyce P. Patient Satisfaction with Care as Managed by the Physician Associate or the Doctor as Part of a Pilot Project in Ireland. Journal of Health and Medical Sciences. 2019;2(2):218-223.
Publisher(s): Asian Institute of Research
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): https://epubs.rcsi.ie/smedart/14
First Indexed: 2019-06-21 07:15:14 Last Updated: 2019-06-21 07:15:14