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Health systems can effectively minimize patient contact with infrequently laundered white coats by way of a bare below the elbows approach to inpatient care. This can be done as an infection recommendation with nudges and role modeling.
Without a mandate we have achieved >80% compliance with bare below the elbows at VCU Health, as reported in our latest publication on the topic.
Whither the white coat? To the back of the door hook.