Information services provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) have announced an agreement to publish its official journal effective with the June 2013 issue. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, will be the journal's publisher of record.
As the physician assistant (PA) profession expands rapidly, growing an estimated 39 percent over the next decade, LWW will help develop and enhance the content strategy of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) with digital and online solutions keeping in step with how PAs want to access their professional literature and engage with the PA community. Other initiatives include diversifying and expanding offerings that support AAPA growth as well as providing value and benefits to members.
Dr. Reamer L. Bushardt serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
PAs practice in every type of clinical healthcare setting, including solo practices, long-term care facilities, hospital emergency rooms, and also serve as administrators, educators and researchers. About one-third of PAs currently work in primary care and the remaining two-thirds practice in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty.