Table 4

Clinical review protocol for the review of early intervention services

Primary clinical questionFor people with psychosis, do early intervention services improve outcomes when compared with standard care?
Sub-questionsFor all people with psychosis, do early intervention services improve the number of people remaining in contact with services?

For African-Caribbean people with psychosis, do early intervention services improve the number of people remaining in contact with services?
Electronic databasesCINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO
Date searched1 January 2002 to 30 July 2008
Study designRCTs
Patient populationPeople with psychosis
InterventionsAn early intervention service
OutcomesAny

Note. Studies (or outcomes from studies) were categorised as short-term (<12 weeks), medium-term (12–51 weeks) and long-term (52 weeks or more).

From: 5, Access and engagement

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NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 82.
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK).
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