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The wave of flu increases the days of absence

Online Medical Journal, 12.07.2019

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AU data for 2018

Each insured employee of BKK was on sick leave for an average of 18.7 days in 2018. Respiratory illnesses are often the cause.

The wave of flu increases the days of absence

The cold and flu wave forced many BKK insureds to go to bed.

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BERLIN. In the previous year, the sick leave rate had reached its highest level in more than a decade. This was communicated by the BKK umbrella organization.

According to this, in 2018, there would have been an average of 18.5 days of leave per employee (17.7 in 2017). According to Kassenverband, this was mainly due to the strong flu and cold wave in the first quarter of 2018.

Nearly one-third of work disability cases (about 30%) were due to respiratory illness the year before. The average duration of missed jobs was relatively short, at seven calendar days.

Especially in February 2018, at 6.2%, sick leave reached its highest level in more than a decade, even in comparison with the four major flu waves of the last ten years (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017) . Over the whole of the previous year, sick leave rose to 5.1%.

Almost every four days of AU because of musculoskeletal disorders

The duration of the disease in musculoskeletal disorders is completely different. Even though they accounted for only 15.6% of all AU cases the previous year, they accounted for nearly a quarter of all UA days (23.8%). The duration of the disease is almost three times longer than in respiratory diseases, with an average of 19.7 days
(see following graph),

Mental illnesses are even more pronounced in days and falls in UA: they accounted for 5.5% of cases, but at almost 37 days on average, the duration of the disease is even longer than in the case of malnutrition due to to cancer (almost 31 days per case). ). (Fst)

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