Doctors in a white coat--what do patients think and what do doctors do?

@article{Anvik1990DoctorsIA,
  title={Doctors in a white coat--what do patients think and what do doctors do?},
  author={T Anvik},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={91-4}
}
  • T Anvik
  • Published 1990 in Scandinavian journal of primary health care
Patients and general practitioners in northern Norway were asked their opinion on the doctors' use of a white coat in the consultation. 51.9% of the patients wanted their doctor not to wear a white coat, whereas 11.7% of the doctors never wore one. 5.7% of the doctors' staff members never wore a white coat. The patients' preferences were to some extent related to their own doctors' use of a white coat, and there was a significant increase in the demand for a white coat with increasing age of… CONTINUE READING