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Dress for Success: Physician Attire May Influence Patients’ Perception of Care

“A good first impression can work wonders,” author JK Rowling writes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.1 Conversely, a negative first impression can have long-lasting adverse repercussions.2  “First impressions” are based not only on the verbal content of the interaction, but also on appearance and demeanor and other nonverbal components.3 This is…