Attitudes regarding the safety of health care provider attire.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Nov;42(11):1219-22
Authors: Garvin KW, Lipira L, Neradilek M, Fox A, Ali F, Pottinger PS
The majority of medical providers, nurses, and patients agree that appearance is important for patient care. However, at our institution, concerns regarding providers' white coats as fomites are expressed primarily by providers and nurses, not by patients. We provide a framework for approaching this important issue through a structured quality-improvement process.
PMID: 25444267 [PubMed - in process]