Significantly more doctor’s offices should be from the perspective of the statutory health insurance (Shi), also in the early evening and on Saturdays for the patients there.
“diseases are not based on the favorite hours of the Physicians,” said Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Shi head Association, Johann Magnus von Stackelberg, the German press Agency. Many work outside of traditional core hours should not remain in a few Doctors to hang, the are about even on Saturdays. The physicians ‘ associations must provide a patient-friendly office hours.
Wednesday and Friday closed in the afternoon, the majority of practices in the evenings and on the weekends, anyway, said von Stackelberg. “It is no wonder that more and more people go to the emergency rooms of the hospitals.” As a survey on behalf of the funds Association, on Wednesdays between 14.00 and 17.00 20 percent of the practices, office hours, Friday at 20 percent. Were interviewed, according to the 1400 General practitioners, pediatricians, and ophthalmologists, orthopaedists, gynaecologists, and ENT-Doctors from the Institute Forsa.
speaking hours after 18.00 on offer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, more than half of the practices – after 19.00 there are fewer (Monday 9% Tuesday, to 10 percent, Thursday to 12 percent). The good example, that approximately every tenth practice offering, at least from 19.00 to 20.00 p.m. office hours, should be followed by many Doctors, said von Stackelberg. Saturdays offer according to the survey, one to two percent of the offices between 8.00 and 13.00 office hours.
The funds advised in addition, if Doctors only the minimum number of 20 speech to offer hours per week, are likely to treat you in this time, no private patients and no sell private services. “For private additional business appointments and speaking must be offered by all hours,” said von Stackelberg. So there is really not enough office hours, needs to be defined more, what is possible and what is not. Sometimes there is only on paper, not enough Doctors – for example, if eye surgery doctors for simple illnesses, or routine investigations do not have time.
In the survey, 99 percent of the Doctors said to treat in the office hours also private patients.