I just saw a conversation on another /r/ discussing different coat lengths and how it seemingly is a great deal in some areas for some people.
I live in Austria and it feels like in the recent years (throughout my studies) coats are getting more and more obsolete, with hospitals finally providing other options (however, there are always too less pockets if you don't wear a coat :-D). Having a doctors coat is though still a privilege which is not easily given up. Some will always wear one, others hated it from the beginning. But at least here where i live (EU, Austria) there is a trend towards fewer coats i think.
Given the fact, that coats are way more unhygienic even negligent some might argue, i kinda asked myself: Are white coats still a thing?
Whats your take on that? Do you see a change towards less coats?
Thanks for your responses. Also especially nice to have so many different perspectives from different countries. Seems to me as if US americans hold their coats in higher regards, while others transition away from it.
Keep the conversation going!
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