Modeling the cost of influenza: the impact of missing costs of unreported complications and sick leave
- Cost-effectiveness of Sick Leave Policies for Health Care Workers with Influenza-like Illness, Brazil, 2009. Mota, Nancy Val Val P.; Lobo, Renata D.; Toscano, Cristiana M.; de Lima, Antonio C. Pedroso; Dias, M. Beatriz Souza; Komagata, Helio; Levin, Anna S. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Aug2011, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p1421
We describe the effect of influenza-like illness (ILI) during the outbreak of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 on health care worker (HCW) absenteeism and compare the effectiveness and cost of 2 sick leave policies for HCWs with suspected influenza. We assessed initial 2-day sick leaves plus reassessment...
- Surgical treatment for uterine leiomyoma exacts high costs. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;5/5/2007, Issue 527, p6
The article discusses research being done on the cost of surgical treatment for uterine leiomyomata. It references a study by G. Smith Carls, D. W. Lee, R. J. Ozminkowski et al, published in the April 2007 issue of "Obstetrics and Gynecology." The researchers found that costs associated with...
- Influenza in working populations: an overview. Elder, A. G. // Occupational Medicine;Aug2002, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p239
The article looks at the epidemiology of influenza in the working population in Great Britain. The author claims that Great Britain is sceptical about the value of immunization programs. Noted is the difficulty to quantify the impact of influenza epidemics on a workforce. It is said that...
- Soldiering on Sickens Australia. Lindhe, Jane // BRW;8/16/2007, Vol. 29 Issue 32, p9
The article reports that outbreaks of cold and influenza has reduced the productivity this winter, according to the Sydney Chamber of Commerce. It has also noted that absentee rates of up to 20 percent has been reported by some companies in Sydney, New South Wales, despite their huge...
- Sickness absence levels could 'creep back up'. // Personnel Today;6/15/2010, p2
The article discusses sickness absence trends at workplace in Great Britain during the recession.
- Work ability and duration of certified sickness absence. Reiso, Harald; Nygård, Jan F; Brage, Sören; Gulbrandsen, Pål; Tellnes, Gunnar // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Sep2001, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p218
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the association between assessed work ability and the duration of certified sickness absence. Methods: A total of 549 patients and 52 doctors provided questionnaire data about 549 episodes of absence. The episodes were classified as new, one month, or...
- Sick employees can do more harm than good. Glenn, David J. // Westchester County Business Journal;11/18/2002, Vol. 41 Issue 46, p4
Reports on the negative consequences of using employee sick leaves for other reasons in Westchester County, New York. Loss in productivity; Spread of disease in the workplace; Negligence of work among employees.
- Missing persons. James, Philip; Dibben, Pauline; Cunningham, Ian // People Management;11/23/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 23, p40
Deals with the management of long-term sickness absence in employment in Great Britain, in line with a survey by Middlesex University Business School in 2000. Workplace adjustments that could be implemented to assist a sick employee's return to work and difficulties associated with making such...
- `Unfair pressure' on sick staff. // People Management;6/25/1998, Vol. 4 Issue 13, p16
Unveils a report on the unfair pressure on employees who take sickness leave in Great Britain, conducted by Unison, the public-sector employees' union. Measures used by corporations to control absenteeism; Comments from Sarah Copsey of Unison on absenteeism policies.