This report reflects a close and ongoing working relationship among researchers based at the Centre for
Health Services and Policy Research at UBC, the Home and Community Care and Performance Accountability Branch at the BC Ministry of Health, and the Provincial Home and Community Care Council and
its Standing Committee on Assisted Living. The scope of this project, research objectives and research
questions were agreed on at the outset. Following this, the researchers took full responsibility for methods
and database development and data analysis, with regular contact and sharing of work in progress with
What is presented here reflects these many interactions, but the responsibility for accuracy of data analysis and the resulting conclusions rests solely with the authors.
Funding for this work was provided by the BC Ministry of Health