Medical Offices’ Paid Time Off Policies Can Reduce Absenteeism, Risk of Infection

February 24, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


Medical practices may consider what type of paid time off policy could be most effective given the size of the office and its staff coverage, states a February 13, 2012, American Medical News article. Many smaller offices prefer to separately provide sick and vacation time, and some offices offer flexible days that may be used to care for children or relatives or for emergency home or car repairs. Organizations preferring this approach are generally smaller or midsize, with regular weekday hours. Medical offices providing paid sick days take on the administrative burden of monitoring how employees use time off and may use a policy requiring a physician’s note if an absence lasts more than several days.

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