Scrubs: What you don't see is what you get

Jacob, George Puthenpurayil
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/28/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 9, p984
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of proper hygienic practice among medical practitioners. It features the author's experience of wearing his scrubs on public place which he realized could cause the transfer of disease. It presents various health campaigns pushed by the Ontario Ministry of Health to promote awareness on the issue. It notes the National Health System's policy which encourages health workers to wear proper attires and advises against the wearing of hospital attire outside work.


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