Ian Jones, program director and assistant professor of the master of physician assistant studies program, recently published a qualitative approach and literature review to provide perspective on the paradigms and opinions on value as a key theoretic concept for physician assistants (PA). Considering the social implications of efficiency and effectiveness means looking at what people value, or the human factor in the PA role.
The article investigates how PAs are valued in medical practice by physicians and explores the different viewpoints used in evaluating the concept of value in medicine.
Ian W. Jones MPAS, CCPA, PA-C Physician Assistant Clinics, 2020-01-01, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 79-89, Jones, IW. Seeing Value in Physician Assistants. Physician Assist Clin 5 (2020) 79–89 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpha.2019.08.008 physicianassistant.theclinics.com