Letter to the Editor

On “The Scrub Revolution: From Hospital Uniform to Public Attire”

Authors: Michelle Rodriguez, JD, MD

Abstract

To the Editor: I enjoyed reading Callahan and Seifi’s article entitled ‘‘The Scrub Revolution: From Hospital Uniform to Public Attire’’ in the May 2016 issue of the Southern Medical Journal,1 and I congratulate the authors for their thoughtful discussion of such a controversial issue. I respectfully disagree with portions of it, however. The use of scrubs in public by physicians raises two distinct questions: Is wearing scrubs in public a health hazard? Is wearing scrubs in public unprofessional?

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References

1. Callahan BC, Seifi A. The scrub revolution: from hospital uniform to public attire. South Med J 2016;109:326-327.
 
2. Mitchell A, Spencer A, Edmiston C, Jr. Role of healthcare apparel and other healthcare textiles in the transmission of pathogens: a review of the literature. J Hosp Infect 2015;90:285-292.
 
3. Chao Foong Y, Green M, Zargari A, et al. Mobile phones as a potential vehicle of infection in a hospital setting. J Occup Environ Hyg 2015;12:D232-D235.