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SHM – what does it do?

Representing hospitalists

Scott Flanders, MD, President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, discusses the SHM (Society of Hospital Medicine) whose key focus is improving the overall quality of care for hospital patients. There are now over 28,000 hospitalists in the USA and the specialty continues to grow.

Reading:
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