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Effects of best practices to reduce sickness absenteeism in health care and welfare institutions : paper presented at the 10th EAWOP Congress in Prague (May 16-19, 2001)

Author: Vuuren, C.V. van · Gent, M.J. van · Frank, N.C.M.
Place: Hoofddorp
Identifier: 274353
Keywords: Workplace · Welzijn · Gezondheidszorg · Volksgezondheid · Ziekteverzuim · Sociaal verzuim · Tno work and employment · Case studies · Gezondheidszorg · Welzijnszorg


This paper was presented at the tenth Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP Congress) in Prague (May 16-19, 2001) and is based on a study among 1,600 employees in health care and welfare institutions, to find out what these institutions do about absenteeism and to see if whatever they do has the desired effect. The institutions that were selected are known to deal with the problem more systematically than others. There was found that sickness absenteeism policies were indeed actively carried out, but most employees are not familiar with them. Still, they report that they call in sick less often and go back to work sooner than they did two years ago.