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No Bacterial Advantage Found in Short-Sleeved Uniforms

 Contamination of newly laundered uniforms occurs within hours of physicians putting them on, and there is no difference in contamination among long- and short-sleeved shirts, researchers find.

2 comments on "No Bacterial Advantage Found in Short-Sleeved Uniforms"
Guest (6/1/2011 at 10:28 AM)

You're kidding, right? All patients should shower and wear clean clothes before they enter the examination room. All health care personnel should change their clothes before they seen the next patient. Ridiculous.
Confused Patient (4/1/2011 at 6:53 PM)

Did I miss something here? The conclusion states, "Our data do not support discarding white coats for uniforms that are changed on a daily basis..." Right. If infection control is the goal, the contaminated apparel should be changed twice or three times each day!