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Table 1 Types of data and participants

From: Experiences of barriers to trans-sectoral treatment of patients with severe mental illness. A qualitative study.

Types of data material Participants
Meetings with social psychiatry and other professionals in six municipalities Municipality 1: 2 leaders
Municipality 2: leader plus 17 social workers
Municipality 3: 2 leaders of social psychiatry; 3 psychiatric consultants
Municipality 4: Leader of social psychiatry, leaders of 7 other municipal departments of health and social care
Municipality 5: 3 leaders of different departments responsible for care of patients with SMI
Municipality 5: leader of social psychiatry plus 2 leaders of sub-departments (biggest municipality)
Meetings with psychiatry in two regions Region 1: Head of psychiatry
Region 2: Head of psychiatry plus leader of main section
Observations at psychiatric facilities and social support in patients homes in two municipalities Tree days in municipality 1 and 2 days in municipality 2
Interviews with three patients in social psychiatry
Telephone interview with patient in user panel
2 men, 1 woman, age 46–56 years
Woman in her twenties
Individual interview with social worker at a psychiatric facility Woman, seniority 18 years
Individual interviews with two leaders of social psychiatry Men, middle age
Two focus groups with general practitioners (GPs) Group 1: 6 participants, 5 women, 1 man
Group 2: 5 participants, 3 women, 2 men
Two trans-sectoral focus groups 10 participants in each group
Group 1:
3 GPs, 1 M, 2 W
4 SPs, 1 M, 3 W
2 PSs, 1 M, 1 W
1 pharmacist, W
Group 2:
2 GPs, 1 M, 1 W
5 SPs, all W
3 PSs, 1 M, 2 W
Two trans-sectoral workshops 20 and 7 participants respectively
Workshop 1:
7 GPs
5 SPs, primarily leaders
4 PSs
2 practice staff
1 pharmacist
1 patient organisation leader
Workshop 2:
4 SPs
3 PSs