Monday, September 17, 2007

Doctors to roll up their sleeves

According to a report by the Associated Press, British hospitals are revising their dress codes — and making doctors dress down. Physicians will be banned from wearing neckties, long sleeves and jewelry, and even the ubiquitous long, white coat.

Why, you ask? It’s an effort to curb the spread of hospital-borne infections.

Think it will work? And would you trust a dressed-down, short-sleeve wearing doc more than a traditionally attired one?

-BEN MOOK, Assistant Business Editor

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