interRAI instruments are designed to be compatible across health sectors. This improves continuity of care, promotes a person-centered approach, and improves the organization’s capacity to measure clinical outcomes. Instruments are built on a “core” set of items with identical definitions. Additional items are added to address issues unique to the population or setting.
Most instruments use a format with a trained assessor. Increasingly our instruments also have self-report versions.
We offer several types of instruments:
Comprehensive instruments identify key factors in the person’s life, including function, health, social support, service use, mood, and behavior. Status and outcome scales, care planning and resource allocation tools, and quality indicators are embedded in comprehensive instruments.
Screening instruments collect information needed to support decisions about care urgency, need for more comprehensive assessment, and referrals to other services and supports.
Quality of Life instruments capture the person’s day to day experience of issues, including their care, autonomy, privacy, participation in activities, comfort, and safety. Organizations can use results to adjust a person’s care plan as well as to establish person-reported experience measures (PREM) to drive quality improvement.