Casual attire is becoming more popular among physicians, but patients prefer white coats

Casual attire is becoming more popular among physicians, but patients prefer white coats

In a recent survey, patients said they viewed physicians in casual attire such as a fleece jacket in place of a white coat as less professional and less experienced.The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, also revealed that casual clothing led to misidentification of roles, particularly among female physicians, and that female physicians were often rated as less professional than their male counterparts, even when wearing a white coat.“The findings of the study suggest that female physicians are less likely than male physicians to be identified as physicians and more likely to beRead More

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