Skip to main content

Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Patient satisfaction with physician assistant/associate care: an international scoping review

CriterionInclusionExclusion
Time period1968 to 2019Studies outside these dates
LanguageEnglishNon-English studies were eligible for inclusion (none found)
Type of articleNo limits were placed on the peer-reviewed literature type. Must include PAs as focus.Exclude if PAs were grouped together with another health professional such as an NP and could not be separately analyzed.
Study focusPatients were asked or surveyed as to how they regarded their care or experience with a PA.
The definition of a PA includes those formally trained as a PA.
 
Population and samplePatients that had an encounter with a PA.Other health professionals if they were merged together with PAs, e.g., NPs, nurses, and technicians.