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When feeling unwell do you still feel obligated to go to work?

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Photo / Kenny Rodger
Photo / Kenny Rodger

Ill health costs the economy at least $5 billion a year - with even bigger potential costs coming from those who drag themselves to work in spite of sickness.

Five Treasury reports published today show lower productivity from sick workers carrying on regardless costs between $700 million and $8.2 billion a year, possibly dwarfing the $4.7 billion price tag of measurable costs of public hospitals, reduced working hours and sick leave.

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