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October/November 2010 (vol. 07/3)

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Presenteeism in trainee doctors

More than half (57%) of medical residents (the US term for house officer) reported working while sick at least once in the previous year, and one-third (31%) did so more than once. Residents are significantly more likely to report presenteeism in their second training year (62%) than in their first year (52%). And just over half (53%) of residents have inadequate time to see a physician regarding their own health.

Journal of the American Medical Association 2010; 304(11): 1166–68.

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2010 (vol. 07/3) pp40