Monday, June 22, 2009

Eeeek! Keep that white coat away from me!

The AMA is investigating whether or not to do away with the classic white coat for doctors in hospitals due to concern that the garments might actually be a vector for infections among patients. Sounds like a double dose of success when it comes to getting the cost of health care under control -- you might reduce the number of infections and the cost to treat them while simultaneously cutting the wardrobe costs for doctors seeking to pay off their med school bills and malpractice insurance.

And why do they wear the white coats anyway? Here's an explanation.

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