‘Alarming’ numbers: 4 in 10 healthcare workers report for duty when they’re sick, putting patients at risk

Many health professionals aren’t following their own advice about how important it is to stay home when you’re sick, according to a new study, and the habit is potentially putting patients and co-workers at risk. The findings are “alarming,” says Sophia Chiu, M.D., the study’s lead researcher and a medical officer for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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