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Table 3 Comparison of different outcomes between the RCT and the process evaluation

From: Exposing the key functions of a complex intervention for shared care in mental health: case study of a process evaluation

Type of outcome examined RCT Process Evaluation
Facilitated intervention () ++/-
Practice systems ++ +/0
Liaison ++ ++/0
GP satisfaction + +/-
Patient satisfaction/unmet need 0 ()
Process of care 0 +/0
Mental Health and relapse + ()
  1. () = no information gathered;
  2. 0 = no difference found between control and intervention;
  3. + = positive findings in favour of the intervention;
  4. - = negative findings against intervention;
  5. /= mixed findings.