CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.
For evidence, tools, and resources related to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Evidence Portal.

 

Begin main content

Physician Assistants or Nurses Assisting with Surgical Procedures: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: July 15, 2016
Project Number: RB1003-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness and safety associated with using physician assistants or nurses as assistants during surgical procedures?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness associated with using physician assistants or nurses as assistants during surgical procedures?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with using physician assistants or nurses as assistants during surgical procedures?

Key Message

One non-randomized study was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness and safety associated with using physician assistants or nurses as assistants during surgical procedures.