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Table 3 Distribution -duration of treatment, tools to assess effectiveness of treatment, evidence-based care and budgetary considerations (%)

From: Work practices and the provision of mental-health care on the verge of reform: a national survey of Israeli psychiatrists and psychologists

  Total Psychiatrists Psychologists
Duration of treatment** 100 100 100
Short-term – up to half a year 16 34 9
Moderate – half a year to a year 23 23 23
Long-term – more than a year 61 43 68
Tools to Assess Effectiveness of Treatment 1    
Therapist’s impression 92 92 92
Patients’ Self-reporting** 86 81 87
Reporting by other staff members** 39 60 31
Interviews** 26 56 14
Structured questionnaires** 14 26 10
Other 2 1 2
Non-use of tools 0.8 0.3 1
Contact with primary physician 2 54 85 42
Updated on evidence-based treatment 3 ** 32 65 20
Evidence-based care is a consideration in the choice of treatment plan 3 ** 25 57 13
Budgetary considerations 3 * 32 37 30
  1. N (population)=3,597.
  2. n (sample size)=950.
  3. **The difference between the professions is significant p< 0.01.
  4. *The difference between the professions is significant p< 0.05
  5. 1The figures do not add up to 100% as more than one response was possible.
  6. 2Rate reporting contact with primary physicians.
  7. 3Rate responding “to a large extent” or “to a very large extent”.