Prevalence of Sickness Absences in Consultant Clinic in Al- Husain Teaching Hospital and Their Impact on Infrastructures
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 1489-1496
Abstractobjectives: Study the prevalence of sickness absencesin consultant clinic of Hussien
teaching hospital and their impact on infrastructures in private and public sectors in
Setting: This study was carried out inconsultant clinic of Hessian teaching hospital.
Methods: Study of sickness absences inconsultant clinic of surgical and medical cases in
Hussien teaching hospital between (1/10/2010 to 30/9/2011) (excluding inpatients admission
and sick absences of health centres and six hospitals) in Karbala province. It includes Private
and public sectors, gender, number of sickness absences, annual actual work days, physicians
attitude, common diagnosis, students.
Results: The number of sickness absences is 6,266 (32% females, 68% males forming 51667
days .The actual work days 210-214 days. The majority of sick leaves are public sector Most
of the sick leaves were short terms. Big number of sickness absences occupies specific days.
The public sector occupied 97.82% of sickness absences while private sector 2.18%.
Conclusion: The majority of sickness absences are public sector lead to negative impact on
infrastructure especially in province where actual work days are less than 210-214 days/year.
The extent of prescribing sickness absences not related to the diseases.
Key words: sick absence, infrastructure
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