do you really want a lot of lookalikes wafting about in your room?
You mean clones
? None of us wear a color-coded uniform at my work. I wouldn't call us lookalikes.
I can only speak from personal experience. I keep saying that it doesn't matter to me. I don't understand why you insist on arguing the point about what is important to me since I have accepted that it may be important to other people.
But no. Having people color coded is not important to me at all.
A few years back my son was airlifted into Boston Children's hospital for a sports injury. My wife and I were in the Emergency room in a pretty hectic place. People were running all over them place frantically doing very important things.
There were people in white gowns over random street clothes and people in scrubs. I am pretty sure they weren't color coded, and if they were it didn't matter to me. There was a social worker who stayed with my wife and I and made sure we were ok. She helped a lot explaining what was going on.
When a doctor had time to talk to us, he introduced himself as a doctor and then explained what was going on. That was completely sufficient. I cared that people were there to do their jobs. I didn't need to understand right then who was who and when I needed to know this, they simply told me who they were. No problem.
In my hospital stay, the women who came around to give medicine or take my blood would wear different scrubs each day. I remember them because they were sometimes colorful flowery type patterns.
I can't think of a time that color coding people in a hospital setting would be helpful to me. But that is just me, I accept that it may be important to other people.