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Table 1 Recruitment procedure and treatment setting per country

From: European COMPARative Effectiveness research on blended Depression treatment versus treatment-as-usual (E-COMPARED): study protocol for a randomized controlled, non-inferiority trial in eight European countries

Country Treatment setting Recruitment procedure
FR Specialized mental health care New or regular patients recruited through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapists from 11 expert centers throughout France
DE Primary care Recruitment in the waiting room of general practices
NL Specialized mental health care New patients recruited through mood disorder departments of three outpatient clinics in Amsterdam and Leiden
PL Primary care Recruitment through primary mental health care centers and therapists trained at postgraduate CBT programs conducted in five major cities (Warsaw, Sopot, Poznan, Katowice, and Wroclaw)
ESP Primary care Recruitment through several primary care centers of patients who report to the GP with depression
SE Primary care Recruitment through routine primary care clinics in Stockholm and Linköping
CH Specialized mental health care Recruitment through two outpatient clinics (Bern and Zurich) and individual therapists
UK Primary care Recruitment through the NHS program “Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)” in the London region. IAPT is a service to increase primary mental health care offering low-intensity treatment to GP-registered adults