SMJ December 2017 Cover

The Southern Medical Journal is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

Southern Medical Journal Vol. 110 • No. 12 • December 2017

Quality Care & Patient Safety

Internal Medicine Hospitalists’ Perceived Barriers and Recommendations for Optimizing Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Hip Fractures
Eng Keong Tan, MBBCh BAO, Kah Poh Loh, BMedSci, MBBCh BAO, and Sarah L. Goff, MD

Commentary on “Internal Medicine Hospitalists’ Perceived Barriers and Recommendations for Optimizing Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Hip Fractures”
Deborah A. Humphrey, DO

Reducing the Time Spent Writing Notes Could Help Solve the Physician Shortage
Conor McCartney, MD

Dramatic Reduction in 30-Day Readmissions Through High-Risk Screening and Two-Phase Interdisciplinary Care
Mabel Labrada, MD, Michael J. Mintzer, MD, Chandana Karanam, MD, Raquel Castellanos, MD, Lorinda Cruz, MD, Minh Hoang, MD, Regina Wieger, DNP, RN, Enrique Aguilar, MD, Hermes Florez, MD, and Jorge G. Ruiz, MD

Bioethics & Medical Education

Objective Structured Clinical Examination–Based Teaching of the Musculoskeletal Examination 
Trishul Siddharthan, MD, Sarita Soares, MD, Hilary H. Wang, MD, and Stephen R. Holt, MD, MS

Defining Medical Student Patient Care Responsibilities Before Intern Year: Results of a National Survey
Christopher J. King, MD, Andrew Bolton, MD, MPH, Jeannette Guerrasio, MD, and Adam Trosterman, MD

Medicine & Medical Specialties

Radiologists’ Recommendations for Additional Imaging on Inpatient CT Studies: Do Referring Physicians Follow Them?
Owen Hanley, DO, MPH, Amir Lotfi, MD, Tiara Sanborn, DO, Jennifer L. Friderici, MS, Janice Fitzgerald, RN,MS, Poornima Manikantan, BS, Linda Canty, MD, and Mihaela S. Stefan, MD,PhD

Development of Multiple Primary Cancers in Lung Cancer Patients: Appalachian Versus Non-Appalachian Populations of Kentucky 
Vira Pravosud, MS, MPH, Bin Huang, DrPH, Thomas Tucker, PhD, and Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, MBA

Women’s & Children’s Health

Variation in Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Gynecologic Procedures Before and After an Educational Intervention
Emily Wu, MD, Jessica Langsjoen, MD, Jessica Pruszynski, PhD, Thomas J. Kuehl, PhD, and Wilma I. Larsen, MD

Improving Postoperative Efficiency: An Algorithm for Expedited Void Trials After Urogynecologic Surgery
A. Rebecca Meekins, MD, Nazema Y. Siddiqui, MD, MHS, Cindy L. Amundsen, MD, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, PhD, and Alexis A. Dieter, MD

Commentary on “Improving Postoperative Efficiency: An Algorithm for Expedited Void Trials After Urogynecologic Surgery”
Stephen A. Metz, MD, PhD
Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparedness

Developing a Mass Casualty Surge Capacity Protocol for Emergency Medical Services to Use for Patient Distribution 
Samuel E. Shartar, MSN, RN, Brooks L. Moore, MD, and Lori M. Wood, MSEM

Cross-Sectional Study of the Relation of Health Literacy to Primary Language and Emergency Department Length of Stay
Dusadee Sarangarm, MD, Amy Ernst, MD, Rachel Horner, MD, Ashley Crum, MD, Steven J. Weiss, MD, Yana Zemkova, BA, and Kisa King, BA

Erratum: EMS Patients and Walk-In Patients Presenting With Severe Sepsis: Differences in Management and Outcome

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