Determining the impact of vitamin C use with the common cold on loss of labour and medical treatment costs for Turkey

Oguzhan G., Okcun S., Kurnaz M., Kockaya G., ŞEN S., Kaplan B. K., ...More

JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, vol.12, no.4, pp.514-522, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jphsr/rmab034
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.514-522
  • Keywords: common cold, vitamin C, cost of common cold, productivity loss, INFLUENZA, WORKING, PRODUCTIVITY, HEALTH, BRICS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives As one of the most common health problems, the common cold may lead to negative consequences such as work or school absenteeism, poor productivity and labour loss. Vitamin C supports immune system defences by supporting the various cellular functions of the immune system, both congenital and adaptive. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of vitamin C in white-collar workers and its impact on medical care costs and its impact on the workforce in association with the common cold.