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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 4

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

Professional category† No. ILI-associated sick leaves Average leave duration, d Average no. HCWs working in hospital Total no. sick leave days/total no. HCWs/100 HCWs
Physician 32 5.44 2,284 1.27
Nurse 147 3.88 1,113 8.55
Nurse assistant 416 3.28 3,235 7.03
Nurse technician 72 3.76 520 8.69
Physiotherapist 19 3.79 240 5.00
Nutrition assistant 61 2.52 437 5.87
Laboratory technician 28 4.14 398 4.86
Pharmacy or ECG technician 27 2.19 266 3.70
Janitor, doorman, telephone or elevator operator, etc. 144 2.24 1,339 4.01
Specialized maintenance, e.g., painter, driver, mechanic, plumber, electrician 21 2.95 293 3.53
Administrative officer 97 2.79 1,200 3.76
Administrative assistant 19 4.21 282 4.73

*ILI, influenza-like illness; HCW, health care worker; ECG, electrocardiogram.
†Does not include all professional categories.

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