Scribes help ED avoid expense of hiring PAs

May 2009
Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p55
The article reports on the financial benefits of the decision of Laguna Hills, California-based Saddleback Memorial Medical Center to hire physician scribes or clinical information managers. It is noted that the hiring of physician scribes avoided the hiring of physician assistants (PA) for the medical center's two emergency departments (ED). A statement was issued by medical director Marc Taub on the implementation of the strategy.


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