The white coat debate hits the mainstream media
Today's Boston Globe has an article on the white coat debate. This comes thanks to Dr. Phil Lederer, an infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, who is working to rid the medical community of the unnecessary, germ-laden garment. You can also hear a great interview with Phil on this topic here.
I'm happy to report that the Infection Control Committee at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has recently recommended a bare-below-the-elbows approach to inpatient care beginning January 1, 2016.
This will continue to spread--one doctor and one hospital at a time. Incrementally, we will get there.
Graphic: Boston Globe