Policies and practices: The case of RAI-MDS in Canadian long-term care homes
The RAI-MDS (Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set) is a widely used measurement tool in Canadian long-term care homes. In this article, we set this tool in the contexts of neo-liberalism and evidence-based medicine and comment on primary and secondary literature concerning its use. Using observations and interviews at several Canadian care homes, we focus on how RAI-MDS is perceived and implemented in the field. Our principal contribution is to empirically enrich the feminist political economy literature on the use of this important measurement tool.
|Keywords||Care work, Ethnography, Evidence, Evidence-based medicine, Long-term care homes, Neo-liberalism, RAI-MDS|
|Journal||Journal of Canadian Studies|
Armstrong, H, Daly, T.J. (Tamara J.), & Choiniere, J.A. (Jacqueline A.). (2016). Policies and practices: The case of RAI-MDS in Canadian long-term care homes. Journal of Canadian Studies, 50(2), 348–367.