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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Research

Cost-effectiveness of Sick Leave Policies for Health Care Workers with Influenza-like Illness, Brazil, 2009

Nancy Val y Val P. Mota, Renata D. Lobo, Cristiana M. Toscano, Antonio C. Pedroso de Lima, M. Beatriz Souza Dias, Helio Komagata, and Anna S. LevinComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil (N.V.V.P. Mota, R.D. Lobo, M.B. Souza Dias, H. Komagata, A.S. Levin); Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil (C.M. Toscano); University of São Paulo, São Paulo (A.C. Pedroso de Lima, A.S. Levin)

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Table 2

Total and ILI-associated monthly number, duration, and rates of sick leave by HCWs, Hospital das Clínicas,São Paulo, Brazil, August 2008–October 2009*

Date Total no. HCWs ILI-associated
No. sick leaves from all causes % Sick leaves
from ILI
No. sick leaves Average duration, d Days/100 HCWs
2008
Aug 17,890 27 1.63 0.25 1,609 1.7
Sep 16,243 33 1.61 0.33 1,931 1.7
Oct 18,064 36 1.36 0.27 1,741 2.1
Nov 18,294 40 1.90 0.42 1,567 2.6
Dec
18,370
47
1.43
0.29
1,555
2.4
2009
Jan 18,500 31 1.65 0.03 1,586 2.0
Feb 18,697 18 2.11 0.20 1,444 1.2
Mar 18,426 37 1.78 0.36 1,982 1.9
Apr 17,804 30 1.47 0.25 1,815 1.7
May 17,994 40 1.35 0.30 1,884 2.1
Jun 18,102 79 1.66 0.72 1,899 4.2
Jul 18,216 279 3.36 5.14 2,306 12.1
Aug 18,400 548 4.23 12.60 2,716 20.2
Sep 18,544 240 3.37 4.36 2,180 11.0
Oct 18,476 96 2.15 1.11 1,887 5.1

*ILI, influenza-like illness; HCW, health care worker. Includes entire hospital complex.

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