More on eliminating white coats in medicine
The NY Times carried a story this week on the debate over whether or not physicians should wear white coats. I posted previously about this here.
As somebody who researched infectious diseases (specifically MRSA), anything that has a hint of preventing nosocomial transmission should be tried. My personal opinion is that we should follow the Brits and adopt a “bare below the elbows” policy. I agree that the white coat is a powerful symbol in medicine, but it can be adapted.