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The patients who saw PAs for at least 30% of their visits within a year had about 16% percent fewer visits than the patients who only saw physicians, Morgan said. [...] we saw no increase in use when PAs were included in care. According to 2005 data from the National Center for Health Statistics, which was referenced in the study, there is 1 PA for every 10 physicians in clinical practice.
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