ED Management special focus: Cutting costs and improving efficiency

Keeping costs under control is always an important consideration for ED managers, but in these challenging economic times, it has become critical.

In this special issue, ED leader share the successful strategies they have used to improve their bottom lines. Our cover story shows how creative staffing strategies help save more than $1 million a year, and a story on p. 39 describes ways of picking the "low-hanging fruit" of cost savings. On p. 40, learn how the use of physician scribes allowed an ED to avoid hiring physician assistants. On p. 41, ED leaders and a health care architect tell how design considerations help speed flow, speed care by centralizing equipment, improve staff communications, and boost patient satisfaction.

We hope you enjoy this special issue of ED Management!