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Table 5 Rate of respondents who “to a large extent” expect changes in their working patterns and the provision of care (%)

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

Measure of change in: Psychiatrists Psychologists
  Respondents’ rate1 Mean Std. Respondents’ rate1 Mean Std.
Treatment process Index** 50 3.64 0.79 70 3.98 0.67
Patterns of work Index** 39 3.53 0.78 52 3.75 0.72
Quality of care Index** 35 3.35 0.82 59 3.81 0.70
Training and specialization Index** 34 3.29 1.10 50 3.75 0.94
Employment market Index** 24 3.27 0.90 48 3.73 0.87
Type and number of patients Index** 16 2.72 0.92 7 2.58 0.76
  1. **The difference between the groups is significant; p<0.01.
  2. 1The rate of those scoring higher than 3.75 on a scale of 1 to 5, from “not at all” to “to a very large extent”. 3.75 was chosen as the cut-off point between high and low in the responses on the measure in order to include those who answered on most (but not all) items either 4 (“to a large extent”) or 5 (“to a very large extent”).