Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. APPENDIX I: Acronyms Used in This Report
AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging ADCF Advance Data Collection Form AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ALFA Assisted Living Federation of America ASHA American Seniors Housing Association ASPE Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
National Center for Health Statistics. Current legislative authorities of the National Center for Health Statistics: Enacted as of November 1999. Hyattsville, MD. 2000. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/misc/legis99.pdf .
The 2010 NSRCF data are available in public-use files from the NSRCF website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsrcf/nsrcf_questionnaires.htm . Two NSRCF data files are being released: facility and resident (December 2011). A limited number of facility-level variables are provided on the resident file (i.e., facility size, chain status, type of ownership,
Participation in NCHS surveys is strictly voluntary and information collected on facilities and individuals is confidential. HIPAA allows health establishments to disclose protected health information without patient authorization for public health purposes and for research that has been approved by an institutional review board with a waiver of p
Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. RELIABILITY OF SURVEY ESTIMATES
Estimates published by NCHS must meet reliability criteria based on the relative standard error (RSE or coefficient of variation) of the estimate and on the number of sampled records on which the estimate is based. RSE is a measure of variability and is calculated by dividing the standard error of an estimate by the estimate itself. The result is
Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. ESTIMATION PROCEDURES
Because the statistics from NSRCF are based on a sample, they differ from the data that would have been obtained if a complete census had been taken using the same definitions, instructions, and procedures. However, the probability design of the NSRCF sample permits the calculation of estimates and sampling errors. The standard error of a statisti
Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. NONRESPONSE BIAS ANALYSIS
As previously noted, the NSRCF facility response rate weighted by the inverse of the probability of selection was 81%. Table C presents the percent distribution of selected facility characteristics among responding and nonresponding facilities. Using sampling frame variables, nonresponse bias was assessed by examining how much the respondents an
Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. REASONS FOR NONRESPONSE
At the close of data collection, 660 remaining viable noninterview cases were reviewed in order to determine the predominant reason for nonresponse. Table D shows the number and percent distribution of these cases by primary reason for nonresponse.
Of the 3,605 sampled facilities selected for NSRCF, eligibility could not be determined for 325. Among those for which eligibility could be determined, 636 (19%) were ineligible because they did not meet the survey criteria, were out of business, or were combined with another facility ( Table B ). The ineligibility rate was highest among small fac
Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. DISCLOSURE RISK REVIEW
NSRCF data files intended for public-use release underwent extensive disclosure risk review to prevent the identity of any facilities, residents, or persons who participated in the survey from being made known to the public. For unusual characteristics and extreme and potentially recognizable outliers, NCHS used a number of methods such as collaps
Data processing included edits incorporated into the CAPI programming, which were applied during data collection; data review and editing post-data collection; and data file construction. For some questions, hard and soft edit checks were programmed into CAPI based on the expected range of responses for given questions and logical consistency betw
Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. DATA QUALITY ASSURANCE
Data quality assurance during the field period was accomplished in a variety of ways. The quality assurance measures included field observations, verification calls, production reports, management meetings, and field memos and calls. These measures were implemented to ensure that data were collected consistently and reliably across the sampled fac
See notes at the beginning of Section 3 . See regulations at http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/10/144/ch101/c2s006.doc. Bulletin #07-25-01. Comprehensive Policy on Elderly Waiver customized (formerly Assisted) Living. Available at http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/publications/documents/pub/dhs16_138636.pdf.
[A PDF [ http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/07alcomWY.pdf ] of only this state's summary also available] Citation Assisted living licensure: Chapter 4 Assisted living program administration: Chapter 12 General Approach and Recent Developments
[A PDF [ http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/07alcomWI.pdf ] of only this state's summary also available] Citation Residential care apartment complexes: Chapter HFS 89 Community-based residential facilities: Chapter HFS 83 General Approach and Recent Developments Wisconsin has two types of RCFs: CBRFs and RCACs.
[A PDF [ http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/07alcomWV.pdf ] of only this state's summary also available] Citation Assisted living residences: 64 CSR 14 et seq., in conjunction with §16-5D-1 Residential care communities: §16-5N-1 et seq. General Approach and Recent Developments
[A PDF [ http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/07alcomWA.pdf ] of only this state's summary also available] Citation Boarding homes: Chapter 388-78A Assisted living (Medicaid): Chapter 388-110 WAC General Approach and Recent Developments
[A PDF [ http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/07alcomVA.pdf ] of only this state's summary also available] Citation Assisted living facilities: 22 VAC 40-72-10 et seq. General Approach and Recent Developments