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INTRODUCTION This report is the fifth biennial update prepared for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) by Jacobson Consulting Inc. on absenteeism and overtime for public sector health care registered nurses and nurse supervisors. Jacobson Consulting has prepared these tables and the analysis based on special tabulations prepared by Statistics Canada in March 2017. Jacobson Consulting is responsible for the methodology and the calculations based on Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) data from 1997 to 2016. CFNU’s objective in preparing the Absenteeism and Overtime Reports is to illustrate the toll that excessive workloads are taking on Canada’s nurses, contributing to a decline in patient care. Safe levels of nurse staffing would reduce the health system’s reliance on both paid and unpaid overtime, leading to reduced absenteeism rates. We are all striving for an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable health care system that meets the needs of patients, their families and all people living in Canada.

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