The Utilization and Impact of Nurse Pracitioners and Physician Assistants: A Research Synthesis

Principal Investigator: 


The objective of this 12-month project is to use a research synthesis approach to develop the knowledge required to inform decision makers charged with the implementation of nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles.

Some areas to be addressed through this synthesis are:

  • What are the varying scopes of practice and practice autonomy for both roles?
  • What population health needs are best served by which role?
  • Are there barriers to implementing both roles simultaneously?
  • Can both roles effectively support the BC health care system and, if so, how?
Research Pillar: 
Host Institution: 
University of British Columbia
Research Location: 
University of British Columbia