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Working with influenza-like illness: presenteeism among US health care personnel during the 2014–2015 influenza season.

Chiu S, Black CL, Yue X, et al. Am J Infect Control. 2017;45(11):1254-1258.

Presenteeism among health care workers can contribute to burnout and health care–associated infections. This survey of health care workers found that a significant proportion worked while having an influenza-like illness. The authors conclude that having paid sick leave and educating health care workers about presenteeism could reduce the risk to patients.