* [ End for traditional doctor’s coat](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6998195.stm)
> The traditional doctor’s white coat is to be changed as part of government plans to tackle hospital infections.
>The new style clothing will have short sleeves under guidance to come into effect at the start of next year.
>Doctors would also not be allowed to wear long-sleeve shirts, jewellery, or watches as part of the measures.
You can just tell by reading the article that they did absolutely zero research on this subject. Perhaps if they could get everyone to just **wash their hands** it they would have better results. I can’t wait till the JCAHO tries to make us do this.