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Absenteeism and presenteeism costs from occupational accidents with WRMSDs in a Portuguese hospital

Queiroz-Lima, Maria Emília and Serranheira, Florentino (2016) Absenteeism and presenteeism costs from occupational accidents with WRMSDs in a Portuguese hospital. DYNA, 83 (196). pp. 27-30. ISSN 2346-2183

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The morbidity associated with WRMSDs leads to productivity losses (absenteeism and presenteeism) in healthcare organizations, which induces a substantive impact (cost).. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact (cost) of WRMSDs for accidents involving nurses and nurses’ aides in a small Portuguese hospital. It begins by identifying the workplace accidents (WA) that these occupational groups suffered between 2009 and 2013, which resulted in WRMSDs. Healthcare workers answered a questionnaire with WQL-8 and SPS-6 scales to determine the levels of presenteeism. This study adopted a human capital methodology in order to estimate the indirect costs of lost productivity from WRMSDs. Patient transfers are a major cause of WRMSDs, with most prevalent injuries being in the lumbar region. Between 2009 and 2013 there is a loss of productivity in this institution estimated of €222,015.98 from WA with WRMSDs that lead to absenteeism and presenteeism (€ 189,679.87 absenteeism and € 32,158.86 presenteeism).

Tipo de documento:Artículo - Article
Palabras clave:Ergonomics, Occupational accidents, Productivity losses, Hospitals, Nurses.
Temática:6 Tecnología (ciencias aplicadas) / Technology > 62 Ingeniería y operaciones afines / Engineering
Unidad administrativa:Revistas electrónicas UN > Dyna
Código ID:58903
Enviado por : Dirección Nacional de Bibliotecas STECNICO
Enviado el día :31 Oct 2017 17:20
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