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Table 1 Narrative topics, program-level indicators and outcome measures

From: Three models of community mental health services In low-income countries

Narrative topics • Context and history of the program
• Present status
• Program management
• Nature of interventions
• Engagement with political systems
• Health systems in which program functions
Program-level indicators • Use of protocols and guidelines
• Medication supplies
• Transportation
• Accessibility of services
• Case-finding methods
• Treatment coverage
• Self-Help Groups & Livelihood Programs
• Referral systems
• Information systems
• Program costs
Outcome measures • Symptom severity
• Functional status
• Quality of life