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We analyzed the differences, by Student's t-test and ANOVA, between nurses and physicians from Portugal, Poland, Spain, and United Kingdom regarding their relationship with their work and organization. In total, 1,401 professionals answered the HSA-QHPR questionnaire. There are different levels of connection between physicians and nurses. The United Kingdom has the lowest levels of connection with the work while Portugal has the highest levels of relationship with the organization.

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The healthcare sector has experienced significant changes during the years of economic crisis: the working conditions of health workers have worsened. To maintain the quality of care standards required in this sector, the conditions necessary to achieve a greater engagement of employees with their work and their organization should be created, thus avoiding the current high personnel turnover rates. The results of this study provide guidelines for the development of policies and differential strategies aimed at improving the quality of healthcare service.

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This page is a summary of: Relationship of health workers with their organization and work: a cross-cultural study, Revista de Saúde Pública, January 2016, FapUNIFESP (SciELO),
DOI: 10.1590/s1518-8787.2016050006285.
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