Practice and productivity of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in outpatient oncology clinics at national comprehensive cancer network institutions.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology, Volume 6, Issue 4, p.182-7 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division

Abstract:

It is expected that over the next 10 to 15 years, demand for oncology services will increase, potentially surpassing the supply of available oncologists. Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) have the potential to address the anticipated shortage in physician supply. The two objectives of this study were to define how National Cancer Institute (NCI) -designated comprehensive cancer centers use PAs/NPs and to pilot a self-reported PA/NP productivity tool.