Sweden - Municipal pilot program of six-hour workday for nurses - January 31, 2017

The municipality of Gothenburg applied an 18 months’ trial of the effect of a reduced six-hour workday for nurses at a hospital. The results show that the number of sick days taken by the staff was considerably reduced. Nurses at the 30-hour-per-week facility took 6.2 percent few sick days than nurses at the 40-hour-per-week hospital. As expected, the workers under the experiment reported that they were less tired and more fulfilled by their work. Patients also reported increased quality of care.

English: https://www.inverse.com/article/25718-six-hour-workdays  

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/04/sweden-sees-benefits ...    

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