Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Frailty Network (CAT2013-51, CAT2014-17)
Canada Research Chairs (950-232053)
Received: 9 September 2017
Accepted: 23 July 2018
First Online: 22 August 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was received and approved by research ethics committees from Trinity Western University (14F05 & 12F16), harmonized ethical approval through Fraser Health (FHREB 2014–032 & FHREB 2012–128) covering all participating health care organizations in British Columbia, and the Integrated Health and Social Services Network for West-Central Montreal (MM-JGH-15-26). The Executive Directors of NOVA West Island and NOVA Montreal approved the study based on its approval by the IHSSN-WCM Research Ethics Committee, and their own review to consider any issues specific to their private, not-for-profit organizations, which do not have ethics committees. All participants were informed about their participation in the study via a written consent form and were offered opportunity to seek clarification prior to providing informed consent.
: All participants provided written consent to publish study results from the focus groups and interviews and were assured that no information that discloses their identity would be released or published.
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