Term: Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI-MDS 2.0©)

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Last Updated: 2011-02-22


An assessment tool, including a set of assessment items, clinical assessment protocols, and outcome reports by the Centre for Health Systems Research and Analysis at the University of Wisconsin designed to improve the quality of clinical needs assessments and care planning for Personal Care Home (PCH) residents. This instrument has been mandated for use by PCHs in the United States, and is also being utilized currently by select provinces in Canada, as well as by the WRHA in Manitoba. Minimum Data Set (MDS) data are a component of the RAI designed to report function and cognitive performance, indicators of social supports, and other resident characteristics.

See Appendix 2 in Doupe et al. (2011), titled Getting to Know the RAI-MDS 2.0© System: Detailed Results for more information.

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