Author Response

Author’s Response

Authors: Ali Seifi, MD


To the Editor: I am thankful for the critical response elicited by the article I coauthored with my colleague, Bahinah Callahan, regarding the regulation of scrub attire among healthcare professionals.1 The thoughtful letters that were submitted to the Southern Medical Journal have demonstrated to me that more research should be conducted for us to better evaluate this complex topic. That being said, I still stand behind our proposal urging clinic staff to scrutinize their conduct and consider implementing more conservative dress policies in their workplaces.

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1. Callahan BC, Seifi A. The scrub revolution: from hospital uniform to public attire. South Med J 2016;109:326-327.
2. Holt GR. Commentary on “ scrub revolution: from hospital uniform to public attire.” South Med J 2016;109:328-329.