What color scrubs do doctors wear?

Q: I am a housewife and I want to make a scrub for my daughter I’d like to know what color scrubs doctors wear.

– Carlos Alfredo

A: The color of scrubs that doctors wear can vary widely depending on the healthcare facility’s policy, the specific department, or the doctor’s role. Here are some general trends:

  1. Green or Blue Scrubs: These are the most common colors for scrubs and are often worn by doctors. Green and blue are preferred in many healthcare settings because they contrast well with the reds and pinks of the human body, which can be less straining to the eyes.
  2. White Scrubs: Some doctors, particularly those in leadership roles or certain specialties, might wear white – similar to the traditional white lab coat. However, white scrubs can show stains more easily.
  3. Color-Coded Scrubs: In some hospitals, different departments or specialties might wear different colors of scrubs. This can help staff and patients easily identify who is who. For example, pediatricians might wear different colored or patterned scrubs to appear friendlier to children.
  4. Surgical Green or Blue Scrubs: Surgeons and operating room staff typically wear green or blue scrubs, which are designed to be easily cleaned and changed, and to be less tiring to the eyes under bright operating room lights.
  5. Scrubs with Hospital Logos: Some hospitals require doctors to wear scrubs that are a specific color and have the hospital’s logo for easy identification and branding.

Remember, the color of scrubs does not always indicate a doctor’s role or specialty. Always refer to the specific policies of the individual healthcare facility.

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