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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
On-line version ISSN 1980-220X
SANCINETTI, Tania Regina et al. Absenteeism - disease in the nursing staff: relationship with the occupation tax. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.spe2, pp. 1277-1283. ISSN 1980-220X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342009000600023.
This is a qualitative descriptive, transversal study aiming to analyze the amount and causes of sick leave of nursing professionals and its relationship with the occupation tax of the hospitalization units in a teaching hospital. The methodology was divided into two phases: demographic characterization of professionals and identification and analysis of absences regarding the amount and type of sick leaves, medical diagnosis and its relationship with the occupation tax of the Hospital. The nursing professionals presented the greatest amount of sick leaves. Diseases of the osteomuscular system and of the connective tissue represented 4,957 days (41.5%) of absences and mental and behavioral disorders 3,393 days (28.4%). The monthly percentage of sick licenses was inversely proportional to the occupation tax, suggesting that professionals were absent due to diseases after being submitted to greater work load.
Keywords : Nursing; Absenteeism; Personnel management; Nursing staff [hospital].