Highlights

  • Influenza-like illness (ILI) presenteeism puts patients and health care workers at risk.
  • In this study, 54% of trainees and 26% of program leaders cited ILI presenteeism.
  • Only 9% of program leaders accurately estimated trainee ILI presenteeism prevalence.
  • Accountability to colleagues is the primary reason cited for ILI presenteeism.
  • Cultural change should augment safety and prevention practices in training programs.

 

 

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