Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Bedarfsschätzung in der ambulanten Psychiatrie

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  • Karin Landolt
  • Graziella Giacometti Bickel
  • Christian Bernath
  • Wulf Rössler

Objective: This study discusses the potential and the limitations of medical workforce planning in outpatient psychiatry in Switzerland. Methods: Hypotheses concerning selected factors influencing the number of office-based psychiatrists needed in the future were formulated. In a next step, those hypotheses were assigned to one of three scenarios (high, constant, and normal need development). On the basis of these three scenarios, the number of psychiatrists needed was calculated. Results: Taken together, the results from the scenarios indicate an undersupply of office-based psychiatrists for the next 20 years. Conclusion: Estimating the number office-based psychiatrists needed in the future is basically feasible and reasonable. But according to the actual state of knowledge, only crude estimations are possible. There is a need for more research in this area.

Translated title of the contributionPredicting the Number of Office-Based Psychiatrists Needed in the Future: Potential and Limitations
Original languageGerman
JournalPsychiatrische Praxis
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 25.07.2015