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    Thank you again for all of those who participated in the Inaugural 2021 Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference! We wanted to let you know that all of the abstracts presented are now available on SMA's website! Please click the link below to view ...

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    The program was enlightening and educational; bodes well for our annual assembly in Orlando! We hope that you all will see this as an opportunity to get good CME, as well as to get out of the house.! By now most (if not all) practitioners should ...

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    Dear Members, SMA's Physicians-in-Training Committee organized and hosted its inaugural Conference virtually on April 16-18, 2021. Congratulations to the competition winners for best abstracts presented in both oral and poster categories, and a special ...

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  • In the February 2021 issue of Southern Medical Journal in the article by Baltrus et al, “Percentage of Black Population and Primary Care Shortage Areas Associated with Higher COVID-19 Case and Death Rates in Georgia Counties”, funding sources for the research was not listed. The correct statement for the funding... The post Percentage of Black Population and Primary Care Shortage Areas Associated with Higher COVID-19 Case and Death Rates in Georgia Counties: Erratum appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • The two-midnight rule, 30-day readmission penalties, and denials related to short-stay hospitalizations have led to the creation of alternative healthcare delivery models. The post Implementing a Second-Level Observation Unit at a Large Academic Medical Center appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objective: This study aimed to review the association between timeliness to completion of a discharge summary to 30-day readmission to the hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective chart review of 109 patients discharged from Mayo Clinic Hospital. Results: Twenty-four of these patients were readmitted within 30 days. The time to... The post Discharge Summary Completion Timeliness and the Association of 30-Day Readmission appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused 73 million infections and 1.6 million deaths worldwide. The virus and public health measures to contain it are affecting the mental health of not only at-risk individuals but also the general population (Table).1 It is causing significant disruption in the public... The post Ulysses Syndrome and the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the response in orthopedic surgery to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic across the United States by surveying surgeons about their care setting, timing of restrictions on elective surgery, use of telehealth, and estimated economic impact. Methods: A survey was distributed... The post COVID-19 Impact on Orthopedic Surgeons: Elective Procedures, Telehealth, and Income appeared first on Southern Medical Association .