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Table 4 Screening and referral by nurses

From: Mixed-methods evaluation of mental healthcare integration into tuberculosis and maternal-child healthcare services of four South African districts

Questionnaire response N (%)
Screened a patient for a mental illness in the past 3 months?
 Yes 51 (86.4)
 No 7 (11.9)
 Don’t know 0
 No response 1 (1.7)
Screen patients at every visit
 Yes 43 (72.9)
 No 16 (27.2)
 No response 0
Method of assessment for mental illness
 Structured/existing tool 26 (44.1)
 Questions asked, no structured tool used 28 (47.5)
 Clinical observation 4 (6.78)
 Other 1 (1.7)
 Don’t know 0
 No response 0
Next steps after positive screen
 Managed/treated by nurse at clinic 2 (3.4)
 Referred to someone else inside clinic 34 (57.6)
 Referred to other healthcare facility 21 (35.6)
 Don’t know 1 (1.7)
 No response 1 (1.7)
Type of in-clinic practitioner patients referred to
 Mental health practitioner 30 (88.2)
 Other 4 (11.8)