COVID-19 has dramatically affected working forces. We aim to report our occupational medicine service’s experience in managing suspected COVID-19 cases during the pandemic through a retrospective observational study. We compared the number of days employees were absent from work due to flu-like symptoms from March 2020 to February 2021 to the same period the previous year (2019-2020). Two hundred thirty-four patients (+47.2% compared to the previous year) who tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 reported flu-like symptoms; the number of days of absence from work was 2812 (+190.2% compared to the previous year). On average, employees with flu-like symptoms lost 12.07 working days compared to 6.12 in the previous year (p<0.0001). In conclusion, in our sample COVID-19 has increased the number of working day loss. However, our approach proved to be important, especially during the first months of the pandemic, to limit SARS-CoV-2 spread in workplaces. Clin Ter 2022; 173 (1):64-66. doi: 10.7417/CT.2022.2394

COVID-19 pandemic and days of absence from work in workers with flu-like symptoms in the City of Rome, Italy / de Giorgio, F.; Ricci, E.; Arena, E.; Greco, A.; Ralli, M.. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - 173:1(2022), pp. 64-66. [10.7417/CT.2022.2394]

COVID-19 pandemic and days of absence from work in workers with flu-like symptoms in the City of Rome, Italy

Greco A.
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Ralli M.
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

COVID-19 has dramatically affected working forces. We aim to report our occupational medicine service’s experience in managing suspected COVID-19 cases during the pandemic through a retrospective observational study. We compared the number of days employees were absent from work due to flu-like symptoms from March 2020 to February 2021 to the same period the previous year (2019-2020). Two hundred thirty-four patients (+47.2% compared to the previous year) who tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 reported flu-like symptoms; the number of days of absence from work was 2812 (+190.2% compared to the previous year). On average, employees with flu-like symptoms lost 12.07 working days compared to 6.12 in the previous year (p<0.0001). In conclusion, in our sample COVID-19 has increased the number of working day loss. However, our approach proved to be important, especially during the first months of the pandemic, to limit SARS-CoV-2 spread in workplaces. Clin Ter 2022; 173 (1):64-66. doi: 10.7417/CT.2022.2394
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