Several studies have shown that health professionals were generally positive towards OC and considered it a useful scheme in clinical practice  identified two main forms of OC in use internationally.
Although the use of OC is increasing, there is scant knowledge of how the scheme is practised.
The present study is part of a larger study of OC in Norway which also examines patient and family experiences of OC [To answer the research question, we conducted three focus group interviews with a total of 22 participants.
The 48 local authorities in the area studied also provide community mental health care.
A written invitation was sent to heads of department in one hospital, four DPCs and four local authorities.
Focus Group 1 consisted of health professionals who exclusively engaged in treatment and follow-up care of patients, but without authority to enact OC (care providers).