White coated doctors best, say patients

Patients still love a doctor in a white coat, despite their protestations to the contrary, a study finds.

The survey of patients in Canadian ICUs found just 32% explicitly stated that it was important for doctors to wear white coats — instead placing emphasis on neat grooming and easy-to-read name tags.

However, a second part of the study told a different story: faced with photographs of different doctors and asked who they thought was the