NORMAN PLUMMER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LAWRENCE E. HINKLE JR., M.D.
It is a fact that the practicing physician spends most of his time taking care of the sick person and, as a result, often knows very little about the well person. In medicine in industry, the same situation obtains, and again the industrial physician's experience is largely with the employee who is frequently ill and has high absence. In our studies of illness and absence in an industrial population, we have attempted to focus our attention equally on well employees with little absence and on sick employees with high absence. Perhaps it is even more important to know why well
PLUMMER N, HINKLE LE. MEDICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ILLNESS AND ABSENCE IN AN INDUSTRIAL POPULATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:103–115. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-103
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