19 Nov 2015

Senior doctors feel they can't take sick leave

From Nine To Noon, 9:28 am on 19 November 2015

For the first time, a nationwide study has looked at how many senior doctors are going to work despite being sick. The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists asked senior doctors and dentists at all 20 of the country's DHB's about their rates of presenteeism and sick leave. It's found three quarters of senior doctors and dentists have gone to work while unwell with an infectious illness Many of the doctors said they don't take sick leave because they don't want to let their patients or fellow staff down.

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