Assessing Food Allergies in Healthcare Workers

06:52 EDT 31 Oct 2019 | Relias Media

As reflected in a survey of the general population, more than 10% of healthcare workers may have a food allergy. The study authors found a higher rate of food allergies in women. Employee health professionals may want to take note of this finding in health assessments of nursing staff.

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