Zulfiqar Rana, MD, MPH, FACP
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
What Should Physicians Wear?
March 9, 2011Posted by on
Evidence that physician white coats and other long-sleeved garments can be contaminated with bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has led British health authorities to ban such attire for clinicians. To examine the appropriateness of this action, researchers conducted a prospective trial in which they assessed bacterial contamination of physicians\\’ clothing.