Monday, September 17, 2007

Neckties, jewelry banned for UK doctors

British hospitals are banning the traditional white coats, neckties, long sleeves and jewelry for doctors to stop deadly hospital-borne infections. The British Department of Health says they perform no beneficial function in patient care ad have been shown to be colonized by pathogens.

Hospital dress codes typically urge doctors to look professional, which, for male practitioners, has usually meant wearing a tie.

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