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Table 3 Characteristics of methods used by included studies

From: Healthcare ecosystems research in mental health: a scoping review of methods to describe the context of local care delivery

Framework ESMS/DESDE WHO-AIMS MHCP ASME PRIME study instrument PROMO study instrument Other papers
(number)
Ontology based Yes No No No No No 0
Taxonomy based Yes Yes No No No No 0
Psychometrically validated Yes Yes Yes No No No 0
Unit of analysis Macro (Organ-isations) No Yes Yes Yes Yes No 14
Meso (Services) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 13
Micro (Teams) Yes No No Yes No No 5
Number of comparison studies Regional comparisons within a single country 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
International comparisons at regional level 4 0 0 0 1 1 0
International comparisons at national level 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
Longitudinal comparisons 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Glossary included Yes Yes No No No No 0
Data sources Service providers National level data from ministries, organ-isations etc; aggregated regional data where national data not available Govt and other national level data sources Local Implementation Teams Govt and non govt reports, triangulated with local key co-ordinators Service providers X
Sectorsa included H,S,E,Ed,Ho,O H,S,E,Ed,Ho,O H,S H,S H,S,Ho H,S,E,Ho X
Mental health specific or generic Generic health MH specific MH specific Generic health MH specific MH specific X
Accessibility Open Access but requires training Open Access Instrument itself unable to be accessed online Unable to access online Accessible online but specific to PRIME study Study specific-Unable to access instrument online X
Study design Survey/interviews Survey/interviews Survey/interviews Survey Survey Survey/interviews X
  1. a H-Health; S-Social; E-Employment; Ed-Education; Ho-Housing; O-Other