Physician Assistants Could Help with Canada’s Health Care Staffing Crisis


Physician assistants have been part of Canada’s military medic system since the 1960s, but they are relatively new to provincial and territorial health systems, which have fewer than 1,000 certified PAs in total. Now, with many front-line health workers calling for urgent action to address the crisis of staffing shortages across Canada in recent months, PAs are uniquely situated to help, says Patrick Nelson, executive director of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants.

Abstract Written By:
Laura Woodman
September 16, 2022

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