Those providing health care are the least healthy workforce

People become healthcare workers to help people. They study hard, know all the facts, read all the medical journals, and learn all the diseases and how to treat them. They take, live by, and practice medicine by a sworn oath. Becasue of their career choice and time they've invested in a foundation built on health and wellness, you would think these individuals would  make their personal health a priority. You might have to think again.

In a study conducted by Thomson Reuters, it was discovered this workforce, the people of medicine who dedicate their life to health and improving life, are the unhealthiest workforce in the nation. A press release from Thomson Reuters to the public, detailing their findings, can be found by clicking on the link below.

Hospital Employees Are Less Healthy and Accrue Higher Healthcare Costs than the General Workforce, According to Thomson Reuters Study

Melva Fager Okun, Senior Programmer for NC Prevention Partners, comments in a blog about the recent study. To visit her post, click here

 


Released:
09-27-2011 01:00 (EDT)