Funding for this research was provided by:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (01 EO 0801)
Received: 17 April 2020
Accepted: 4 February 2021
First Online: 17 February 2021
Change Date: 7 April 2021
Change Type: Update
Change Details: Open Access funding note to be added to fulfill the contractual requirement of the Germany fully OA/Sweden fully OA agreement. The article has been updated.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study received approval from the ethics commission (application number EA1/131/17). This process involved consulting the data protection department of the Charité. Since only anonymous data was received and analysed in this study, the data protection department informed the ethics commission that administrative permission from the data protection department to access the raw data was not necessary. The out-patient therapists gave written signed confirmation that they destroyed any link to information that could identify patients before handing out the collected data towards the study center. Similarly, informed consent was not obtained as information was collected anonymously.
: Not applicable.
: Petra Thiem and Sabine Heel are speakers for the regional groups of the German Society for Neuropsychology. Sabine Heel also serves as the head of the commission of the “Kassenärztliche Vereinigung” (KV) in Berlin that is directed to ensure the quality of out-patient neuropsychological therapy and Petra Thiem is a member of the commission of the KV in Brandenburg. The KV is representing the interests of out-patient medical practitioners and psychotherapists who have a license to get reimbursed by the general health insurance.Andreas Meisel is a member of the editorial board (section editor) of BMC Neurology.