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Have you done any research on this to date?
the reason i ask is that my answer is likely to make a few people mad.
No research. I've been treated by P.A.s quite a bit over the years, but mine has retired and has been replaced by an N.P. This question is for my info only and is not for the public.
HERE IS A VERY IMPARTIAL PIECE ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.
From my perspective I think PAs, in general, are better clinicians.
The reason I say this is...
1. My personal experience working with both over twelve years.
2. Their training. PAs are trained the way doctors are trained.... By doctors, using the medical model. Their school is longer and harder. You can not get a PA degree online but you CAN get an NP degree online. This may have changed recently but the fact is that the quality control for PA education is high, but the standards are broad for NPS
This being said, I know a few EXCELLENT NPs and a few BAD PAs, but taken as a whole I find the PAs to be better across the board.
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Thank you. The article you referenced was helpful, too.