The impact of influenza and influenza-like illness on productivity and healthcare resource utilization in a working population.

@article{Keech1998TheIO,
  title={The impact of influenza and influenza-like illness on productivity and healthcare resource utilization in a working population.},
  author={M. Keech and Alister J. Scott and Padraic J Ryan},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={85-90}
}
Four hundred and eleven subjects who either reported to Occupational Health at onset of influenza or influenza-like illness (I/ILI) symptoms or on return to work completed questionnaires on entry to the study and after 28 days. On average they were incapacitated or confined to bed for 2.4 days, missing 2.8 days from work per episode of illness. On return to work, they reported reduced effectiveness and inability to resume normal activity until a mean 3.5 days after the onset of symptoms. Each… CONTINUE READING