Author E.S. Salsberg, GW School of Nursing, summarizes: “…The increased adoption of team-based care which, if done correctly, allows for better use of skills of each member of the team…”
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 34 – No 11 – November 2015
It is this type of coordinated, meaningful care that our system and patients benefit from, and we look forward to the next 50 years of continued collaboration with all of our health care practitioner colleagues.
We appreciate your consideration of our concerns and would be happy to discuss them and the AMA’s position in further detail.
Jeffrey A. Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
President and Chair of the Board, AAPA
Dr. Stack Responds
Thank you for your letter regarding my ACEP Now interview.
I attempted to express a collaborative approach to team-based care in which all clinicians perform roles consistent with their education and training and patients are fully informed of the qualifications of their care team members. I am grateful that a substantial portion of this message was received positively.
In this context, I certainly meant no offense to physician assistants and appreciate the commitment of physician assistants to the team approach to care. We value our partnership with physician assistants and your individual contributions as members of health care teams.
As you observe, health care in the United States is in the midst of profound change. We look forward to working with our physician assistant colleagues to make the most of these changes to ensure that patients throughout our nation have access to high-quality and affordable care.
Steven J. Stack, MD