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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 3

ILI-associated sick leaves for HCWs during pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak, by hospital institute, Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil, May–October, 2009*

Hospital institute† No. sick leaves Average duration of sick leave, d Monthly average no. HCWs in institute Monthly average no. d of sick leave day/100 HCWs‡ No. hospitalized patients with confirmed pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza
Heart
357
5.14
3,507
8.72
34
All other 776 2.89 10,760 3.47 186
Central 436 2.81 5,874 3.48 94
Children’s 65 3.15 1,241 2.75 78
Orthopedics 50 2.18 959 1.89 1
Cancer 145 3.47 1,474 5.69 12
Psychiatry/neurosurgery 42 1.98 679 2.04 1
Radiology 38 3.08 533 3.66 §

*ILI, influenza-like illness; HCW, health care worker.
†Excludes the 2 long-term care facilities, the outpatient rehabilitation institute, and the administration building.
‡p<0.0001 comparison between Heart Institute and other Institutes.
§The Radiology Institute does not contain inpatient beds.

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