[Physician time spent on indirect treatment and administration at Roskilde county hospital Fjorden].

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1997 Apr 21;159(17):2551-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-21-1997
Author
U. Søgaard
A. Lindhardt
Author Affiliation
Roskilde Amtssygehus Fjorden.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1997 Apr 21;159(17):2551-3
Date
Apr-21-1997
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Denmark
Hospitals, Psychiatric - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Physicians
Registries
Time and Motion Studies
Workload
Abstract
Over a two week period (1994) the 27 physicians at a psychiatric hospital registered the time used on indirect treatment (conferences, rounds, etc.). This amounted to 21-37% of total time, while time spent on administration amounted to 7-46% of total time depending on the seniority of the doctor involved. An estimated one hour per week per patient was used for indirect treatment. An insignificant amount of time was spent on interviews with relatives. We conclude that although it would be desirable to reduce the time spent on indirect treatment, the new demands made on community psychiatry with involvement of relatives, etc., would rather tend to give rise to more obligations in this area.
PubMed ID
9182385 View in PubMed
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