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Psychiatry in Germany 2012.
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PMID:  22950779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Healthcare in Germany is characterized by a dichotomy of a private and a public healthcare sector, which also pertains to mental healthcare. While the prevalence figures of mental disorders in Germany remained fairly constant over the last 15 years, utilization rates of healthcare services due to mental disorders increased by 70-80% including inpatient and outpatient services, sick leave cases and cases of early retirement due to mental disorders. Several challenges are currently evident for mental healthcare in Germany, ranging from interesting a sufficient number of medical students for this field of medicine, dealing with the yet unforeseeable consequences of a novel mental hospital remuneration system, better integration of services and remuneration providers, to elucidating the causes of the increasing utilization rates. Mental healthcare research will take centre stage in addressing these challenges.
Wolfgang Gaebel; Jürgen Zielasek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International review of psychiatry (Abingdon, England)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1369-1627     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Rev Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918131     Medline TA:  Int Rev Psychiatry     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf , Germany.
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