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Table 4 Distribution in status of mental health problems at intake by prior psychiatric care, use of psychiatric medication, & services received 3 months prior to intake

From: A crisis resolution and home treatment team in Norway: a longitudinal survey study Part 1. Patient characteristics at admission and referral

Services and medication use prior to intake Status of mental health problems at intake TOTAL N (%)
New or recent episode Recurrence after remission Aggravation of chronic illness
Prior Psychiatric Care (Missing = 6)
 Yes N (%) 18 (29.5) 62 (86.1) 153 (93.3) 233 (78.5)
 No N (%) 43 (70.5) 10 (13.9) 11 (6.7) 64 (21.5)
χ 2 = 110.302** (df = 2; p < .001)
Psychiatric Medication Use (Missing = 51)
 No medication taken N (%) 46 (74.2) 37 (49.3) 51 (33.1) 134 (46.0)
 Took mostly prescription drugs N (%) 12 (19.4) 28 (37.3) 79 (51.3) 119 (40.9)
 Took partly prescription drugs N (%) 0 (−) 2 (2.7) 13 (8.4) 15 (5.2)
 Took mostly non-prescription drugs N (%) 4 (6.5) 8 (10.7) 11 (7.1) 23 (7.9)
χ 2 = 36.104** (df = 6; p < .001)
Type of Combination of Services Received during 3Months Prior to Intake (Missing = 63)
 Primary care physician only N (%) 49 (76.6) 53 (70.7) 60 (37.3) 162 (54.0)
 Primary care physician plus psych clinic, mental health teams, or community professionals N (%) 5 (7.8) 16 (21.3) 80 (49.7) 101 (33.7)
 Abuse team or psychiatric team only N (%) 2 (3.1) 1 (1.3) 9 (5.6) 12 (4.0)
 Other combinations without primary care physicians N (%) 2 (3.1) 2 (2.7) 4 (2.5) 8 (2.7)
 No service N (%) 6 (9.4) 3 (4.0) 8 (5.0) 17 (5.7)
χ 2 = 51.215** (df = 8; p < .001)
  1. *Significant at p < .05; **Significant at p < .01.