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Patients put at risk when sick hospital workers go to work

A new study revealed that though hospital workers believe that patients are put at risk when they go to work while sick, many of them admitted to doing this last year, a Reuters report stated on July 6.

Researcher Julia Szymczak and her colleagues surveyed 536 workers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The researchers found that even though 95 percent of the responders were aware of risking patients when they go to work sick, 83 percent of them did this at least once in 2014. According to Dr. Jeffrey Starke from Houston, patients with immune disorders in particular are at great risk when doctors do this. Dr. Starke, who wrote a commentary on the research, suggested that hospitals should implement a policy to prevent sick workers from coming in.

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