From the data above, it is clear that this is not a negligible problem. The illnesses that caused most of the time spent on sick pay for employees could be largely prevented. According to the sick pay data, almost 25% of the cases were due to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, almost 10% diseases of the respiratory system, 13% infectious diseases, and 8.4% diseases of the digestive system.
An important element of prevention is that if health deterioration occurs, we try to restore it as soon as possible and prevent the situation from getting worse. As the Covid-19 epidemic has put public health in a difficult position, patients may be able to receive adequate care more slowly than before, which in some cases may lead to even longer periods of sick leave.