Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Health Care Workers Took Flu to Work with Them in 2014-2015

Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Health Care Workers Took Flu to Work with Them in 2014-2015

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FROM THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL

SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 41% of health care personnel who had the flu during the 2014-2015 influenza season went to work while they were ill, an annual survey shows.

Physicians, however, were well above this average, with 63% reporting they had worked with an influenza-like illness (ILI); they were not quite as far above average as pharmacists, though, who had a 67% rate of "presenteeism"

- the highest among all of the health care occupations included in the survey, said Sophia Chiu, MD, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and her associates.

With a presenteeism rate of 47%, nurses were also above average, whereas assistants/aides (40.8%), nonclinical personnel (40.4%), nurse practitioners/ physician assistants (37.9%), and other clinical personnel (32.1%) all came in under the average, the investigators reported in the American Journal of Infection Control. Six students with ILI also were included in the survey. …

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