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 do not depend 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.

A majority of the practices had on Wednesday and on Friday closed in the afternoon, in the evening and at the weekend 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.

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speaking hours after 18.00 on offer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, more than half of the practices – after 19.00, only every tenth. The good example of later opening Hours, a lot of Doctors should follow, 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. In the survey, 99 percent of the Doctors said to treat in the office hours also private patients.