Duke Researchers Find Lower Annual Costs for Primary Care Patients of PAs and NPs Compared to Physicians

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Perri Morgan
Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, presents at a Health Affairs press briefing recently. Photo courtesy of Health Affairs

A study led by the Duke Physician Assistant Program's Research Group finds lower annual costs for primary care patients of PAs and NPs compared to physicians. PA Research Director Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, professor of family medicine and community health, presented the findings recently in Washington, D.C., at a Health Affairs press briefing.

"Impact Of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, And Physician Assistants On Utilization And Costs For Complex Patients," was published in a recent edition of Health Affairs focused on community care for high-need patients.

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