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Table 3 Understanding the concept of Access

From: Developing, delivering and evaluating primary mental health care: the co-production of a new complex intervention

Improving equitable access to appropriate mental health care needs services which adequately address three elements:
• RECOGNITION: (referred to by Kovandžić [9] as candidacy) whether the individual recognises themselves as eligible/suitable for the service, and the service as suitable for them
▪ RECIPROCITY: (referred to by Kovandžić as concordance) whether the individual is successfully able to work with the service to address their health problems (including whether the service offered matches needs)
▪ RESILIENCE: (referred to by Kovandžić as recursivity) whether the service leaves the individual with (an enhanced) capacity to deal with similar problems in the future