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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011


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 6

Costs related to HCW absenteeism resulting from ILI during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak, Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil, May–October 2009*

Cost Baseline cost, R$ (US $) Lowest cost scenario, R$ (US $) Highest cost scenario, R$ (US $)
Total 798,051.86 (443,362.14) 617,135.45 (342,853.02) 942,588.49 (523,660.27)
2-d + reassessment 454,968.92 (252,760.51) 352,527.28 (195,848.49) 537,563.93 (298,646.63)
343,082.94 (190,601.64)
264,608.17 (147,004.54)
405,024.56 (225,013.64)
2-d + reassessment 1,096.31 (609.06) 849.46 (471.92) 1,295.33 (719.63)
7-d 2,030.08 (1,127.82) 1,565.73 (869.85) 2,396.60 (1,331.44)

*HCW, health care worker; ILI, influenza-like illness; R R$, Brazilian reals (R$1.80 = US $1.00); 2-d + reassessment, 2-day sick leave plus reassessment every 2 days until asymptomatic policy; 7-d, 7-day sick leave policy.

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