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    Working when sick: How presenteeism is affecting the health of the healthcare industry

    Mitrefinch Australia

    A recent survey highlights the impact of presenteeism on the healthcare industry with many doctors, nurses and other medical professionals coming in to work sick, and putting their patients at risk.

    According to a new study by JAMA Paediatrics, several medical professionals admitted coming to work with illnesses ranging from diarrhoea, to fever and even respiratory complaints. In such situations, they choose not to call in sick because they don’t want to let colleagues or patients down by taking a sick day. The respondents in the survey also shared their concerns about finding staff to cover their absence.

    Mitrefinch recommends its employee time and attendance system as an effective solution for managing holidays, sick leave and other planned and unplanned absences. The system allows for rigorous absence management, where supervisors can create work schedules that factor in employees on leave, ensuring sufficient skilled cover is available to meet demand.

    The feature-packed employee time and attendance software from Mitrefinch offers useful functionality to assist management in their handling of both absenteeism and presenteeism issues.

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