18 Jan 2024

Concern physician assistants could negatively impact treatment

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 18 January 2024

A woman is furious that her husband was unknowingly seen by a physician assistant rather than a doctor, delaying the diagnoses of a serious health condition.

Overseas-trained "physician assistants" are being recruited to plug the gaps left by chronic doctor shortages, despite being unregulated here.

Ruth Hill reports.