Preventing Absenteeism and Promoting Resilience Among Health Care Workers In Biological Emergencies

  title={Preventing Absenteeism and Promoting Resilience Among Health Care Workers In Biological Emergencies},
  author={Ann M. Lesperance and James Stuart Miller},
The ability to ensure adequate numbers of medical staff represents a crucial part of the medical response to any disaster. However, healthcare worker absenteeism during disasters, especially in the event of an attack of biological terrorism or an epidemic such as pandemic influenza, is a serious concern. Though a significant rate of absenteeism is often included as a baseline assumption in emergency planning, published reports on strategies to minimize absenteeism are comparatively few. This… 

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