The authors compare the results of a study of the practice activities of psychiatrists conducted in 1979-1980 with one conducted in 1965. Although office-based practice has remained the core activity of the profession, psychiatrists in 1979 had greater tendency to divide their time among multiple practice sites and activities during the work week. As a consequence, the percentage or practitioners working part-time in a variety of organized care settings has increased substantially. These findings support a view of psychiatry as a profession that is far more diversified than it was 15 years ago. The authors discuss major factors affecting trends in psychiatric practice.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health