Title

Quantifying quality of care at a PA student-led free diabetes clinic

Document Type

Article

Identifier Data

https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000723204.82067.35

Publisher

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Publication Source

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Abstract

In a system where the cost of medical care is prohibitive for uninsured patients, free clinics provide a safety net for accessible healthcare. These clinics often are staffed using a medical student-run model. Data specifically assessing clinics run by physician assistant (PA) students and supervised by PAs are limited. In 2017, a PA student-run clinic was implemented to provide care to patients with diabetes in an existing free clinic that primarily serves the Spanish-speaking population of a midsized urban city. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of care provided to a vulnerable population in a PA student-led model.

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