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National Survey of Residential Care Facilities: Sample Frame Construction and Benchmarking Report

Publication Date
Apr 14, 2010

This report addresses the process of constructing the sample frame for the National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, how well the final sample frame matches other estimates of the number of residential care facilities (RCFs) and beds/units, final modifications to the sample design, and recommendations for conducting future surveys. Within these sections, the authors highlight the challenges in obtaining and assembling the sample frame of licensed, registered, certified, listed, or otherwise regulated RCFs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The sample frame was constructed between June through December 2009, and an initial sample frame was delivered to ASPE and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on December 22, 2009. After NCHS review, a final sample frame was delivered on January 4, 2010. [59 PDF pages]