Brief report| Volume 42, ISSUE 11, P1219-1222, November 2014

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Attitudes regarding the safety of health care provider attire

      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.

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