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Table 1 The characteristics of the COPSI trial sites.

From: Collaborative community based care for people and their families living with schizophrenia in India: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Site Tamil Nadu Goa Satara
Collaborators Schizophrenia Research Foundation http://www.scarf.org Consulting Psychiatrists in private sector Consulting Psychiatrists in private sector and 'Parivartan' and 'Nirmittee'
Type of service provider Non Government Organization (NGO) Private sector individual practices Mixed model- combination of private consulting Psychiatrists and NGO's working in tandem
Catchment area description Population coverage of approximately 500,000. Population coverage of approximately 1 million. Population coverage of approximately 2.0 million from nearby urban and rural areas
  Participants will be from 235 villages in Kanchepuram district of Tamil Nadu. Referrals treated from all parts of Goa. Referrals are from the surrounding urban and rural areas of western Maharashtra
  People with schizophrenia mainly from rural settings. People with schizophrenia mainly from urban and peri-urban settings. People with schizophrenia from both rural and urban settings
  Majority belong to lower socioeconomic section of the community. Predominantly middle and upper socio-economic status population who can afford private care. Wide range of social classes represented.
Usually available treatments at facilities Services available:
Out- patient care once every 2 weeks at each of the community clinic centres.
Services available:
All collaborators are solo practitioners
Services available:
Out-patient care 6 days a week in designated clinics
  1 Psychiatrist, 1 Psychiatric Social Worker and 1 trained Assistant available at each centre during the clinic. Out-patient care 6 days a week in designated urban clinics
In-patient care provided through liaison with private hospitals
IP care: In multi specialty hospital with registered private psychiatric unit for 20 psychiatric beds.
  Intervention:
Main treatments are antipsychotic and other psychotropic medications and brief counselling for families and persons with schizophrenia.
Intervention:
Main treatments used are anti-psychotic and other psychotropic medications with brief advice and counselling for families and persons with schizophrenia.
Intervention:
Main treatments used are anti-psychotic and other psychotropic medications with brief advice and counselling for families and persons with schizophrenia
  Description of usual care process :
Consultation lasts for about 20 minutes and usually includes family members.
Description of usual care process:
Consultations last about 30 minutes and usually include family members.
Description of usual care process:
Consultations last about 30 minutes and usually include family members.
  Costs of medicines:
Free medications are given to all persons with schizophrenia attending the community clinics.
Costs of medicines:
Medicines are purchased from pharmacies entirely through out of pocket expenses
Costs of medicines
Medicines are purchased from pharmacies entirely through out of pocket expenses
Whether any community care is already available No community care available No community care available No community care available
Number of inpatient beds Nil- referrals to existing hospitals when necessary for acute care On an as needed basis in private hospitals 20
Average number of total OP attenders/week 50-60 200 400-500
Average number of patients/week meeting eligibility criteria 6-8 5-6 10-12