1994 issue 1


Volume 3, issue 1

Zagadnienia organizacyjne

Time analysis of various psychological services in psychiatric outpatient care

1. Zakładu Organizacji Ochrony Zdrowia (przy współpracy Zakładu Psychologii Klinicznej) IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 109-117
Keywords: psychological services, time load


77 psychologists employed in 39 Mental Health Centers, and 9 experts (medical doctors and psychologists) were asked to assess how much time, take various services rendered by psychologists in a district Mental Health Center. An analysis of their opinions indicates that almost 2/3 of the psychologist's working time is consumed by diagnostic activities, which leaves for therapy less than l/3 of the working time. Individual therapy was assessed as the most time-consuming. In the experts' opinion – in contradistinction to that of psychologists – the latter should devote their working time to diagnosis and therapy in equal proportions (about 40% of time budget for each).

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