Final evaluation report for Primary Care Practice Assistant Demonstration Programme

Published online: 
11 June 2013
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Summary

This report is an evaluation of a demonstration site coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand. A primary care practice assistant is a new type of health care worker for general practices, responsible for clinical and administrative tasks.

This evaluation report finds the role can:

  • free practice nurses for patient education and nurse-led clinics
  • free GPs to see more patients an hour and pursue medical interests including minor surgery, skin clinics or ophthalmology
  • shorten waiting times for patients.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    11 June 2013
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-41522-3 (online)
  • HP number:
    5838
  • Citation:
    Adair V., Adair A. and Coster H. 2013. Final evaluation report for Primary Care Practice Assistant Demonstration Programme. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Third-party content. Please check the document or email the Web Manager to find out how to obtain permission to re-use content.
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