June/July 2012 (vol. 09/1)

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No jubilee for absence stats


UK sickness absence has fallen from 178 million days a year in 1993, to 131 million in 2011. Is this cause for celebration?

It’sthat time of year when the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) usually tells us how much unjustified sick days (‘sickies’) are costing the UK economy – £2.7 billion in 2010 (16% of total absence) we were told1. Except this …

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J


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