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Table 5 Other elements

From: Essential elements of an early intervention service for psychosis: the opinions of expert clinicians

Element Grouping
Important/good consensus  
EIS adopts a strengths model of support (as opposed to a needs model) Team structure
EIS includes an engagement worker Membership
EIS works with clients with high risk of psychosis (high actuarial risk) Initial assessment
The EIS should have access to outdoor pursuit courses Non-pharmaceutical
Important/weak consensus  
EIS deals with people in their first six years of a psychotic illness The client group
EIS treats non-psychotic prodromal symptoms with drugs Pharmaceutical
Not important/weak consensus  
The EIS should include clients over the age of 35 years The client group
Undesireable/good consensus  
EIS not stand-alone, but integrated into mainstream psychiatric services Team structure