I read with interest the recent article by Dr Brandt1 titled
"On the Value of an Old Dress Code in the New Millennium." While it is commendable for physicians to attempt to enhance patient confidence and satisfaction by appearing neat, clean, and professional, I think we may be treating external symptoms rather than the true causes of the decline of patient confidence in physicians.
Chakrabarti J. White Coat Cover-up. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(21):2652. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.21.2652-a