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Money: Many patients dissatisfied with psychotherapy - frequent change in treatment

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Out of dissatisfaction with treatment has already changed their psychotherapy or psychotherapy a little more than a third of the statutory health insured. As the top association of statutory health insurance companies (GKV) announced in Berlin on Wednesday, citing a representative survey on their own order, the proportion was 37 percent. The association rated this as a sign of the need for more quality assurance.

Aus Unzufriedenheit mit der Behandlung hat bereits etwas mehr als ein Drittel der gesetzlich Krankenversicherten, die eine Psychotherapie begonnen haben, ihre Psychotherapeutin oder ihren Psychotherapeuten gewechselt. © Nicolas Tucat For dissatisfaction with the treatment, a little more than a third of the statutory health insured who have started psychotherapy has changed their psychotherapist.

The exact personal reasons for the change of therapists did not result from the survey. "So we need meaningful quality assurance in which the patients can specify exactly whether they are better than before therapy or whether they have learned strategies to deal with their illness. This is the only way to increase the quality of treatment," said GKV- Board of Directors Stefanie Stoff-Ahnis.

According to the SHI survey, 80 percent of those treated were satisfied or very satisfied with their therapist. The proportion of those who provide their therapist to them intensively or very intensively listened to them. A fifth indicated that they were only partially, less intense or as well listened to them.

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