- Year: 2014
- Author: Laufik, Nanette, MPH, PA-C
- Journal Name: JAAPA : Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Journal Number: 27.1
- Publisher: Haymarket Media, Inc.
- Published Location: United States
- ISBN: 15471896
- Country: Australia
- State/Region: Queensland
Australia has a shortage of doctors in general and more so in Aboriginal communities. The 2011-2012 report by Health Workforce Australia endorses the relevance of physician assistants (PAs) in rural Australia, and this article describes the experience of a PA employed in rural Aboriginal Health Services in North Queensland. The author also shares recommendations and insights for expanded implementation of PAs.