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Elsevier and the Society of Hospital Medicine partner to help patients with underlying substance use disorders -

Elsevier, a global leader in evidence-based clinical practice content, research publishing and information analytics, has announced that it will partner with the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in the development of materials to help hospitalists at the point-of-care with the identification, inpatient management, and discharge planning of patients with underlying substance use disorders (SUD). More than 17 million US adults are affected by SUD and its underlying health conditions.

As part of this initiative, Elsevier has provided grant support to enable the Society of Hospital Medicine to develop a suite of tools and resources for hospitalists that will help them in identifying patients with SUD, initiating medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in the hospital setting, and supporting patient discharge to the home or community. Faculty working on the project have access to evidence-based information through Elsevier’s ClinicalKey® to inform their research. At project completion, SHM will contribute to the creation of point-of-care recommendations on the topic within ClinicalKey, allowing ClinicalKey users to quickly access the information while reinforcing best practices recommended by SHM.

The first output of this project, due for release this year, will be a discussion guide to support hospitalists in conducting patient-centered discussions with individuals who have a diagnosis of SUD with a focus on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) including best practices and clinical scenarios in a case study format which review how to identify patients with OUD, initiate treatment and facilitate effective transitions of care strategies.

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