Quality indicators developed by interRAI, an international research collaborative, and supported for use in Canada by CIHI showed a nursing home in Saskatchewan that more than 50% of residents were being physically restrained on a daily basis in 2005 – although a least restraint use policy had been introduced in 2004. The indicators allowed the facility to assess individual residents and compare the nursing home to other long-term care facilities. As a result of a shift in care approaches restraint use dropped 20% across the region and 40% at the care facility.

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