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Changing patterns of sickness absence among healthcare workers in England during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Changing patterns of sickness absence among healthcare workers in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. / Edge, Rhiannon; van der Plaat, Diana; Parsons, Vaughan; Coggon, David; van Tongeren, Martie; Muiry, Rupert; Madan, Ira; cullinan, Paul.

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Edge, R, van der Plaat, D, Parsons, V, Coggon, D, van Tongeren, M, Muiry, R, Madan, I & cullinan, P 2021, 'Changing patterns of sickness absence among healthcare workers in England during the COVID-19 pandemic', Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab341

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Edge, R., van der Plaat, D., Parsons, V., Coggon, D., van Tongeren, M., Muiry, R., Madan, I., & cullinan, P. (2021). Changing patterns of sickness absence among healthcare workers in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab341

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Edge R, van der Plaat D, Parsons V, Coggon D, van Tongeren M, Muiry R et al. Changing patterns of sickness absence among healthcare workers in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Public Health. 2021 Sep 11. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab341

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Edge, Rhiannon ; van der Plaat, Diana ; Parsons, Vaughan ; Coggon, David ; van Tongeren, Martie ; Muiry, Rupert ; Madan, Ira ; cullinan, Paul. / Changing patterns of sickness absence among healthcare workers in England during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Journal of Public Health. 2021.

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abstract = "AbstractBackgroundPatterns of sickness absence shed useful light on disease occurrence and illness-related behaviours in working populations.MethodsWe analysed prospectively collected, pseudonymized data on 959 356 employees who were continuously employed by National Health Service trusts in England from 1 January 2019 to 31 July 2020, comparing the frequency of new sickness absence in 2020 with that at corresponding times in 2019.ResultsAfter exclusion of episodes directly related to COVID-19, the overall incidence of sickness absence during the initial 10 weeks of the pandemic (March–May 2020) was more than 20% lower than in corresponding weeks of 2019. Trends for specific categories of illness varied substantially, with a fall by 24% for cancer, but an increase for mental illness. A doubling of new absences for pregnancy-related disorders during May–July of 2020 was limited to women with earlier COVID-19 sickness absence.ConclusionsVarious factors will have contributed to the large and divergent changes that were observed. The findings reinforce concerns regarding delays in diagnosis and treatment of cancers and support a need to plan for a large backlog of treatment for many other diseases. Further research should explore the rise in absence for pregnancy-related disorders among women with earlier COVID-19 sickness absence.",
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N2 - AbstractBackgroundPatterns of sickness absence shed useful light on disease occurrence and illness-related behaviours in working populations.MethodsWe analysed prospectively collected, pseudonymized data on 959 356 employees who were continuously employed by National Health Service trusts in England from 1 January 2019 to 31 July 2020, comparing the frequency of new sickness absence in 2020 with that at corresponding times in 2019.ResultsAfter exclusion of episodes directly related to COVID-19, the overall incidence of sickness absence during the initial 10 weeks of the pandemic (March–May 2020) was more than 20% lower than in corresponding weeks of 2019. Trends for specific categories of illness varied substantially, with a fall by 24% for cancer, but an increase for mental illness. A doubling of new absences for pregnancy-related disorders during May–July of 2020 was limited to women with earlier COVID-19 sickness absence.ConclusionsVarious factors will have contributed to the large and divergent changes that were observed. The findings reinforce concerns regarding delays in diagnosis and treatment of cancers and support a need to plan for a large backlog of treatment for many other diseases. Further research should explore the rise in absence for pregnancy-related disorders among women with earlier COVID-19 sickness absence.

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