New U.K. Hospital Gown Won't Flap Open At Back
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Our last word in business today is restyling health care.
In an effort to improve health care in their country, British officials have been paying fashion designers to create more stylish hospital products. One example of the results: a prototype gown of high-quality cotton. It fastens on the sides and doesnt flap open in the back. It also has a pouch for a mobile phone. The overall aim is to make patients feel more comfortable, confident and dignified.
Britain's health minister says she's happy to export her ideas, since they might help President Obama in his effort to improve U.S. health care.
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