Evaluation of the Queensland Physician’s Assistant Pilot 

The role of Physician’s Assistant was established in the United States of America in the 1960s, to increase the health care workforce by providing medically trained assistants to support the work of doctors. The evaluation involved a literature review, a baseline survey of attitudes of Queensland Health staff regarding the role of the Physicians Assistant, three site visits to each location over the course of the pilot, in-depth interviews with Physicians Assistants, the clinical teams at the sites, key stakeholders and representative bodies, observational research, consultation with consumers, analysis of clinical service data, and a concluding survey of Queensland Health staff.

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