No more white coats in the UK, why? They carry potential bacteria, same as other personal items worn such as ties, etc. A study in 2004 in New York found that nearly half of neckties carried at least one species of infectious microbes...how does this happen, when you think about it, how often does a tie or jacket get laundered? Dress code in the UK starts next year...BD
LONDON - British hospitals are banning neckties, long sleeves and jewelry for doctors and their traditional white coats in an effort to stop the spread of deadly hospital-borne infections, according to new rules published Monday.
whoa! really? I thought it can prevent the spreading of virus or bacteria. Here in Arizona, we strictly implemented the policy of donning a white
meta lab coats, regardless with the neckties and long sleeves. Of course, doctors should not wear any jewelry - hospital is not a fashion show, and it is prone with virus. I better tell this blog to my co-doctors.