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Table 2 Facility Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

From: Study protocol for the translating research in elder care (TREC): building context – an organizational monitoring program in long-term care project (project one)

Facility Inclusion Criteria 1. Registered by the provincial government
  2. 90% of residents over 65
  3. Conduct RAI-MDS 2.0 assessment since September 2007
  4. Facility operation conducted in the English language
  5. Rural sites greater than 100 km (but less than 200 km) radius of Regina or Saskatoon, and with populations of 10,000 people or less
  6. Urban facilities must be within designated health regions (i.e., Alberta – Edmonton, Calgary, or East Central; Manitoba – Winnipeg; Saskatchewan – Regina-Qu'Appelle or Saskatoon)
  7. Stable or minimal level of organizational flux
Facility Exclusion Criteria 1. Facilities integrated with acute care
  2. Facilities with a sub-acute service
  3. Rural facilities within the Capital Health Region (Edmonton, AB), Calgary Health Region (Calgary, AB), and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Winnipeg, MB) that reside in places with populations of 10,000 people or less
  4. Rural facilities less than 100 km or greater than 200 km of Regina or Saskatoon (SK)
  5. Facilities with less than 35 long-term care beds
  6. Dementia special needs facilities
  7. Facilities undergoing (or expected to undergo) a degree of organizational flux within the proposed five-year lifespan of the TREC program