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Friday, November 21. 2008
Number of Psychiatrists Providing Psychotherapy Continues To Slide
Reported in Psychiatric Times:The number of psychiatrists who provided psychotherapy to all of their patients declined from 19.1% in 1996-1997 to 10.8% in 2004-2005. From 1996 through 2005 psychotherapy was provided in 5597 of 14,108 office visits to psychiatrists lasting longer than 30 minutes, but the percentage of visits involving psychotherapy declined from 44.4% in 1996-1997 to 28.9% in 2005-2006. Several predictors were associated with a greater likelihood of receiving psychotherapy. Patients who pay out-of-pocket are more likely to get...
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