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    We all want to do right by our patients. We all want to deliver the highest possible quality of care. At SMA, we believe the best way to do that is through education . These days, everyone seems to want to tell you what to think. We've found ...

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    The SMA Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference is taking place February 11-13, 2022, at Tulane University in New Orleans (and virtually). We invite you to attend, either in New Orleans, or from the comfort of your home or office! SMA's PIT Committee ...

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    I highly recommend the panel discussion of Autism spectrum disorders; this is a topic that is not covered despite the fact that recently released data suggests that 1 in 48 (possibly more frequent) children are diagnosed as being on the Spectrum. Every ...

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  • Objectives: Accurate injury surveillance depends on data quality in administrative datasets created for billing and reimbursement. Significant effort has been devoted to testing the ability of candidate injury case definitions to identify injury cases accurately in these datasets. We used interviews with experienced coders, informed by a review of the... The post OPEN: Trends in ICD-10-CM–Coded Administrative Datasets for Injury Surveillance and Research appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: Readmission to the hospital after hospitalization with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hospital clinicians may identify the presence of a patient’s comorbid conditions, overall severity of illness, and clinical status at discharge as risk factors for readmission. Objective data are lacking to support... The post Readmission Risk after COVID-19 Hospitalization: A Moderation Analysis by Vital Signs appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Key Points The Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score is recommended by many society guidelines to identify patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding in need of emergent upper endoscopy. A Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score cutoff of 2 was not an accurate criterion to triage patients with nonvariceal acute gastrointestinal bleeding for inpatient emergent esophagogastroduodenoscopy in... The post CME Article: A Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score of >2 Is a Poor Predictor of Endoscopic Intervention in Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Since early spring 2020, healthcare systems across the United States opted for the use of telehealth platforms to provide care to patients in varying degrees during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The vastly increased reliance on telehealth to deliver care has illuminated the issue of a persistent digital divide... The post The Need for a Digital Vital Sign appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • To the Editor: The article entitled "Uncomplicated Distal Radius Fractures: An Opportunity to Reduce Emergency Medicine Opioid Prescribing?" by Altman et al was highly informative.1 Theauthors sent a survey to 1238 physicians across the nation, asking for the type and dose of pain medication they prescribed to their last patient... The post Guidelines Could Reduce Opioid Prescribing for Uncomplicated Distal Radius Fractures appeared first on Southern Medical Association .