Italian doctors increasingly stressed and sick because of work

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Italian doctors increasingly sick: cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders and psychological disorders are some of the up sharply between those who perform this profession in Italy, the causes are related to poor management of the Public Health and the consequent heavy workload

Italian doctors more and more 'stressed and sick because of rising workloads. Forced to work running from 12 to 22 patients a day, with 7-16 guards per month, working even after the night shift, there are many doctors who are suffering from cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, sleep disorders and psychological. This is the picture that emerges from research conducted online dall'Anaao Assomed-young (Association of hospital doctors) in 1925 on doctors. Objective of the survey to assess the problems associated with the increase in workload in health care 'public. The picture that emerges is not 'comforting. To 73.59% for at least two years does not change to any doctor in their department, while almost half 'of the sample (48%) for at least 5 years. This' occurs mainly (40.78%) in the regions subjected in recent years to repayment plans, where there were cuts of up to 15%. As workload, more than half '(54%) reported visiting from 0 to 11 patients a day, 20.6% between 12 and 16, 25.4% between 17 and over 22 patients. As regards the shifts of night work, 33.3% makes 1 to 3 monthly, 25.5% from 4 to 5, 10, 8% between 6 and 7, and 5% more 'of 8 shifts. Almost a third (33%) perform activities' clinic after the night shift, and almost 40% between 150 and performs more than 250 hours of overtime per year.

Italian doctors increasingly stressed and sick because of work


A picture which has consequences on the health of the Italian doctors: 41% and 'suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases or suspected, 40% have sleep disorders. The negative influence of the attivita 'work on biorhythms daily and' witnessed by the fact that 65.5% of the sample can not use a regular basis' of the lunch break, while 54.8% can not make sport for lack of time and 77.5% of the private life is negatively affected by the work. "It opens up a new space for the activities' union - says Constantine Troise, Secretary ANAAO Assomed - call to place the policy of improvement of working conditions in a general context."