CA 20th Anniversary
The early diagnosis and management of prediabetes will have a significant impact on patient outcomes and healthcare spending.
In tandem with our 20th anniversary, we at Clinical Advisor recognize the advances that have occurred in clinical practice over the past few decades and share the perspectives of members of our audience.
The demand for PAs, along with the escalating number of PA applicants, has helped fuel the growth.
Changes in the NP profession over the past 20 years include the growth of the profession, methods of practice, and the types of patients and conditions treated.
An analysis of population data on cancer incidence, survival, and mortality revealed that early interventions and improvements to treatments contributed to a 26% decline in cancer deaths from 1991 to 2015.
Gap in earnings between self-employed and employed health care professionals also decreased.
The United States has the seventh highest prevalence of Chagas infection in the Western hemisphere, with most cases seen among immigrants from Latin America.
Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.
Lofexidine may help patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms or difficulty with opioid discontinuation.
From 2007 to 2015, the majority of initial hepatitis A, B, and A/B vaccinations were administered by primary care providers.
Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.
In 2003, the Human Genome Project became the culmination of the history of genetics research, allowing us to understand the role of genetics in human health and disease. As part of The Clinical Advisor's 20th Anniversary, this article explores the influence of race and genetics in clinical practice.
The rate of preventive care use is lower when the number of guideline-recommended services is higher, and prioritizing recommendations may improve use of high-value services.
Although clinicians must treat every patient, regardless of their illness or their past, circumstances may influence the emotional connection a care provider establishes.
Students who enter a preprofessional program directly after high school may be successful in PA school with structure, guidance, and mentorship.
There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.
The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.
The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.
Patients with T2DM adhere better to self-management behaviors and may experience greater treatment satisfaction if they have increased collaboration and shared decision making with an advanced care provider.
Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.
Members of the AAPA's House of Delegates voted to investigate the feasibility of changing the physician assistant title, as well as collaborate on potential alternatives that better reflect modern PA practice.
Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.
Educating certified PAs to incorporate oral health as an important addition to health care can help bring quality care to more patients with dental needs.
In 2017, the AMA declared its opposition to autonomous PA regulatory boards and PA practice without physician supervision, but physicians' opinions on OTP policy have been largely unknown.
Nurse practitioner and physician comanagement in primary care has 3 vital attributes: effective communication; mutual respect and trust; and clinical alignment, also known as a shared philosophy of care.
Caucasian students and first-year students have lower levels of perceived cultural competence, and these students believe that they were moderately or well prepared to care for diverse patient populations.
PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.
Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.
Patients with ALS require multidisciplinary care and rehabilitative interventions; maximizing independent function and quality of life are the goals.
The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.