William N Southern

Summary

Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A Birth-cohort testing intervention identified hepatitis c virus infection among patients with few identified risks: a cross-sectional study
    William N Southern
    Division of Hospital Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, 10467, NY, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 15:553. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Increased Risk of Mortality among Patients Cared for by Physicians with Short Length-of-Stay Tendencies
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 30:712-8. 2015
  3. pmc Increased risk of mortality and readmission among patients discharged against medical advice
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Med 125:594-602. 2012
  4. pmc Postoperative Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Surgery 148:24-30. 2010
  5. pmc Hospitalist care and length of stay in patients requiring complex discharge planning and close clinical monitoring
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Weiler Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1825 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1869-74. 2007
  6. pmc The effect of erroneous computer interpretation of ECGs on resident decision making
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:372-6. 2009
  7. pmc Longer lengths of stay and higher risk of mortality among inpatients of physicians with more years in practice
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Med 124:868-74. 2011
  8. pmc Hepatitis C testing practices and prevalence in a high-risk urban ambulatory care setting
    W N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Viral Hepat 18:474-81. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The impact of ethnicity and obesity on the course of colonic diverticulitis
    Konika P Bose
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 47:160-4. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine Drs Southern and Litwin, Division of Hospital Medicine Dr Southern, Division of General Internal Medicine Dr Litwin, and Department of Family and Social Medicine Dr McKee, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Drs Drainoni, Christiansen, and Gifford and Ms Koppelman Department of Medicine Drs Drainoni and Gifford, Division of General Internal Medicine Dr Gifford, Section of Infectious Diseases Dr Drainoni, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, ENRM Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts Drs Drainoni, Christiansen, and Gifford and Ms Koppelman and Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV Viral Hepatitis STD TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Drs Smith and Weinbaum
    Qual Manag Health Care 23:1-9. 2014

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint A Birth-cohort testing intervention identified hepatitis c virus infection among patients with few identified risks: a cross-sectional study
    William N Southern
    Division of Hospital Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, 10467, NY, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 15:553. 2015
    ..We sought to determine if a birth-cohort testing intervention for HCV antibody positivity helped identify patients with fewer documented risk factors or medical indications than a pre-intervention, risk-based testing strategy...
  2. doi request reprint Increased Risk of Mortality among Patients Cared for by Physicians with Short Length-of-Stay Tendencies
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 30:712-8. 2015
    ..Since the introduction of the prospective payment system in 1983, U.S. hospitals have been financially incentivized to reduce inpatient length of stay, and average length of stay has shortened dramatically...
  3. pmc Increased risk of mortality and readmission among patients discharged against medical advice
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Med 125:594-602. 2012
    ..Approximately 500,000 patients are discharged from US hospitals against medical advice annually, but the associated risks are unknown...
  4. pmc Postoperative Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Surgery 148:24-30. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to discern pre-operative factors associated with postoperative CDAD, examine outcomes after postoperative CDAD, and compare outcomes of postoperative versus medical CDAD...
  5. pmc Hospitalist care and length of stay in patients requiring complex discharge planning and close clinical monitoring
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Weiler Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1825 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1869-74. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether patients with specific diagnoses or discharge needs account for the association between hospitalist care and reduced LOS...
  6. pmc The effect of erroneous computer interpretation of ECGs on resident decision making
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:372-6. 2009
    ..The use of computer interpretations of electrocardiograms(ECGs) as an aid to physician interpretations is widespread. Computer misinterpretations are common and negatively affect physician interpretations...
  7. pmc Longer lengths of stay and higher risk of mortality among inpatients of physicians with more years in practice
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Med 124:868-74. 2011
    ..More physician years in practice have been associated with less frequent guideline adherence, but it is unknown whether years in practice are associated with patient outcomes...
  8. pmc Hepatitis C testing practices and prevalence in a high-risk urban ambulatory care setting
    W N Southern
    Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Viral Hepat 18:474-81. 2011
    ..In a high-risk urban population, a significant proportion of patients were tested for HCV and the prevalence of HCV infection was high. Physicians appear to use a risk-based screening strategy to identify HCV infection...
  9. doi request reprint The impact of ethnicity and obesity on the course of colonic diverticulitis
    Konika P Bose
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 47:160-4. 2013
    ..Little research has been performed on the impact of race/ethnicity and obesity on the course of diverticulitis...
  10. doi request reprint Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program
    William N Southern
    Department of Medicine Drs Southern and Litwin, Division of Hospital Medicine Dr Southern, Division of General Internal Medicine Dr Litwin, and Department of Family and Social Medicine Dr McKee, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Drs Drainoni, Christiansen, and Gifford and Ms Koppelman Department of Medicine Drs Drainoni and Gifford, Division of General Internal Medicine Dr Gifford, Section of Infectious Diseases Dr Drainoni, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, ENRM Veterans Administration Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts Drs Drainoni, Christiansen, and Gifford and Ms Koppelman and Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV Viral Hepatitis STD TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Drs Smith and Weinbaum
    Qual Manag Health Care 23:1-9. 2014
    ..We aimed to measure adherence to an HCV screening protocol during a multifaceted continuous intervention...
  11. doi request reprint Primary care-based interventions are associated with increases in hepatitis C virus testing for patients at risk
    Alain H Litwin
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Dig Liver Dis 44:497-503. 2012
    ..S. Effective treatment is available, but approximately 50% of patients are not aware that they are infected. Optimal testing strategies have not been described...
  12. pmc Hypoglycemia-associated mortality is not drug-associated but linked to comorbidities
    Laura Boucai
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Am J Med 124:1028-35. 2011
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  13. pmc Hospitalization rates of people living with HIV in the United States, 2009
    Marcus A Bachhuber
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Bronx, NY
    Public Health Rep 129:178-86. 2014
    ..We determined hospitalization rates and disparities among people with HIV, which may have been underestimated in previous studies, as only those in medical care were included...
  14. pmc Profiting and providing less care: comprehensive services at for-profit, nonprofit, and public opioid treatment programs in the United States
    Marcus A Bachhuber
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
    Med Care 52:428-34. 2014
    ..Comprehensive services addressing these conditions improve outcomes...
  15. pmc Understanding and preventing wrong-patient electronic orders: a randomized controlled trial
    Jason S Adelman
    Departments of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:305-10. 2013
    ..To evaluate systems for estimating and preventing wrong-patient electronic orders in computerized physician order entry systems with a two-phase study...
  16. pmc Ischemic colitis has a worse prognosis when isolated to the right side of the colon
    John Sotiriadis
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Bronx, New York, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2247-52. 2007
    ..In general, ischemic colitis has a very good prognosis, but there is concern that when ischemia affects the right side of the colon in an isolated fashion, the prognosis may not be so favorable...