Physician assistants have contributed immensely to the reduction of costs in the provision of healthcare in the United States of America. Physician assistant employment is cost effective because their remuneration is relatively low compared to that of a physician. According to Everett, Christine, et al. 1946, an increase in the number of physician assistants employed to the primary health care service lead to effective contribution. The studies also reveal that approximately half of physician assistants reported to work with willingness to employ their skills. Physician assistants help in the management of patients with acute presentations in the primary health care centers, at a much lower cost in the USA. Their service is cost effective as more physician assistants are employed compared to the doctors. The government realizes reduced costs and high productivity as a result of employing more physician assistants in the health centers. Their training is much simpler compared to the full physician.
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