When asked about their predictions for next year, the vast majority of NPs (Figure 7) and PAs (Figure 8) expect their income to rise or remain flat.
In addition to requests for financial information, we included a couple of questions to give us a sense of the average clinician’s workweek. Just like last year, there was little variation in the number of hours our readers put in. On average, approximately 80% of NPs and PAs work between 30 and 50 hours per week.
A more diverse picture emerged with regard to the number of patients seen per week, but the NP (Figure 9) and PA (Figure 10) breakdowns remained similar.
Finally, prescription-writing behavior stayed consisted across all disciplines. More than two thirds of NPs (Figure 11) and PAs (Figure 12) write fewer 75 prescriptions per week.