Nurses’ Presenteeism and Its Effects on Self-Reported Quality of Care and Costs

Authors: Christopher J. Ruhm, Susan A. Letvak, Sat N. Gupta

Although research has been conducted on how nurse staffing levels affect outcomes, there has been little investigation into how the health-related productivity of nurses is related to quality of care. Two major causes of worker presenteeism (reduced on-the-job productivity as a result of health problems) are musculoskeletal pain and mental health issues, particularly depression. 

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