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Why do HCWs come to work sick?
In a Health Hazard Evaluation, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health asked medical residents and cardiology, pulmonary, and critical care fellows at the University of Utah why they had reported for work sick during the H1N1 pandemic.
I have a professional obligation to patients.
I did not think I would put patients at risk.
I did not think I would put any co-workers at risk.
I did not think I was contagious.
I did not want to admit feeling sick.