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Kappauf, H; Von Rad, M; Galuska, J; Irle, H; Kindt, H; Nosper, M; Kapfhammer, HP; Wolfersdorf, M; Zaudig, M.
Capacitive requirement for acute in-patient care of patients with psychosomatic diseases in bavaria
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2002; 52(5):248-252
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Kapfhammer Hans-Peter

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Estimations of the requirement for acute in-patient care of patients with psychosomatic diseases in Bavaria have to rely on respective data on their incidence and prevalence as valid requirement data are missing. The required capacity of in-patient beds depends on several, inconsistently figured parameters: hospitalization rate, length of stay, occupancy rate. Based on conservative assumptions the hospitalization rate was calculated to be at least 1.3 admissions per 1000 and for adequate treatment the average length of stay should not be limited to less than 50 days. In order to avoid unnecessary delay of treatment a realistic occupancy rate has to be 90 %. Thus the minimal capacity for in-patient care is assessed to be 2453 beds. At present patients with psychosomatic diseases in Bavaria receive in-patient treatment in psychosomatic departments of general hospitals, hospitals and rehab clinics of psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic medicine, and in hospitals of psychiatry and psychotherapy, in each with a different focus. When the expertise was drafted these acute care and rehab hospitals provided some 2500 beds - with only 76 beds in general hospitals. For quality assessment of the available beds for in-patient care and future planning minimal standards of structural quality have to be consented. At present it is not possible to make a clear and substantial distinction between the treatment for patients with psychosomatic diseases in acute-care hospitals and in psychosomatic rehab clinics respectively. Thus, the necessary in-patient rehab capacity can only be assessed roughly. The existing pluralism of the in-patient care providing system for patients with psychosomatic diseases is considered to be appropriate for different needs of this patient group. In the future excellent care for this patient group will acknowledge options for a more flexible and interconnected care-providing system. This is a publication of the complete expertise by the project group "Acute In-patient Care for Patients with Psychosomatic Diseases in Bavaria" which has been handed to the Bavarian Ministry of Social Affairs in December 1999.
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Delivery of Health Care -
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Hospitals, Psychiatric - supply and distribution
Humans - supply and distribution
Psychophysiologic Disorders - rehabilitation

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in-patient care
psychosomatic medicine
quality standard
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