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Nine cost-cutting pointers for belt-tightened times

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June 1, 2009

On the surface, it would appear that trimming hospital budgets would have a negative effect on safety.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Briefings on Hospital Safety has drawn on the experience of its editorial advisors, soliciting their best practices for dealing with shrinking budgets. Many of the following steps can be measured to gauge success:
1. Customize your pitch for new projects by focusing on your leaders’ pet concerns. “In the minds of most decision-makers, safety and emergency management issues do not generate revenue,” says Paul Penn, MS, CHEM, CHSP, owner of EnMagine/HAZMAT for Healthcare in Diamond Springs, CA. “One of the keys is to articulate to the decision-makers that safety saves them money … It’s sad, but in these times, [safety managers] have to justify the return on investment.”

On the surface, it would appear that trimming hospital budgets would have a negative effect on safety.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Briefings on Hospital Safety has drawn on the experience of its editorial advisors, soliciting their best practices for dealing with shrinking budgets. Many of the following steps can be measured to gauge success:



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