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Table 1 Characteristics of 680 patients, 62 staff members, and eight CRTs

From: Treatment and outcomes of crisis resolution teams: a prospective multicentre study

Variables Total sample Significance of the differences between teams
Patient characteristics   
Age (years), mean (SD) 40.1 (15.1) 0.066
Sex: n (%) female 396 (58.8) 0.507
Living alone: n (%) 396 (58.2) <0.001**
Currently employed: n (%) 175 (25.7) 0.006**
Previous mental health service contact: n (%) 401 (59.0) <0.001**
GAF mean (SD): Symptoms 48.4 (11.6) <0.001**
   Functioning 49.6 (12.6) <0.001**
HoNOS mean (SD): Total 12.5 (6.26) <0.001**
   Total symptom severity (HoNOS 1-8) 7.6 (3.72) <0.001**
Suicidal: n (%)   
No suicidal thoughts/plans 260 (39.8) <0.001**
Passive death wishes/suicidal thoughts, no concrete plans 261 (39.9)  
Concrete suicidal plans/self-injury, but no death intentions 110 (16.8)  
Self-injury/death intentions 23 (3.5)  
Service practices (CPPS) of the staff members   
Case management: median (Q1-Q 3) 3.42 (3.05-3.63) 0.014**
Out of office contact: median (Q1-Q 3) 3.11 (2.89-3.72) 0.001**
Medication emphasis: median (Q1-Q 3) 3.34 (2.96-3.53) 0.033**
Team model: median (Q1-Q 3) 3.57 (3.02-4.17) 0.001**
Family orientation: median (Q1-Q 3) 3.66 (3.48-3.88) 0.018**
Involvement: median (Q1-Q 3) 4.44 (4.13-4.57) 0.131
Team characteristics   
Number of team members: mean (range) 9.1 (4.3-19.2)  
Individual staff member case-loads: mean (range) 2.5 (1.1-4.8)  
24/7 and gate-keeping function None  
Team operates extended hours: n (%) 4 (50)  
Number of teams with specialist as a full-time part of the team: n (%) 4 (50)  
  1. *p values from χ2 tests, ANOVA (analysis of variance), and Kruskal-Wallis test; **significantly different