Letters Unwanted white coats

31 uses for a white coat

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39489.654028.BE (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:346
  1. Nawar Al-Shabibi, clinical research fellow
  1. 1Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG
  1. a.magos{at}medsch.ucl.ac.uk

    The government is trying to ban doctors in the United Kingdom from wearing white coats in hospitals,1 the only country in the world where this has happened. Although there is no logic or evidence to support this policy,2 no doubt there will be many thousands of white coats lying idle in hospital laundries. Rather than throwing them away, we tried to think of how they could be recycled. …

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