Table 1

Summary of service characteristics

Dedicated personality disorder servicesGeneric services
Personality disorder inclusionNo diagnostic inclusion/exclusion criteria
Variable service availabilityUbiquitous
Personality disorder-specific interventionsOffer range of biopsychosocial interventions
Specialist teamMainstream multidisciplinary team
Local, regional and national catchmentLocal catchment
Variable tiers (T1 to T6)Locally focused tiers (T2 to T3)
Target complexityRange of complexity
Treatment, consultation and trainingTreatment orientation
Variable framework (includes CPA)Operate under CPA framework
  • CPA, care programme approach.