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As a leader of independent, policy relevant research and graduate training, UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is dedicated to fostering visionary research within a collaborative and innovative research environment. Our work engages and informs health policy on issues that matter to Canadians.


Featured Publication

Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need

Jason Sutherland and Erik Hellsten write that Canada needs to break down payment silos for more effective health care. This report from the C.D. Howe Institute provides an overview of provincial silo-based payment models and draws lessons for Canada from international integrated payment reforms.

Sutherland J, Hellsten E. Toronto, ON: C.D. Howe Institute, 2017. Read more


Recent Publications

Law M, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail K, Chan F, Majumdar S. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. 2017 May 15; 189(19). Read more

Sobolev B, Guy P, Sheehan KJ, Bohm E, Beaupre L, Morin SN, Sutherland JM, Dunbar M, Griesdale D, Jaglal S, Kuramoto L; Canadian Collaborative Study on Hip Fractures. Hospital mortality after hip fracture surgery in relation to length of stay by care delivery factors: A database study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(16):e6683. Read more

Schoenbaum M, Sutherland JM, Chappel A, Azrin S, Goldstein AB, Rupp A, Heinssen RK. Twelve-Month Health Care Use and Mortality in Commercially Insured Young People With Incident Psychosis in the United States. Schizophr Bull. 2017 Apr 7. Read more

Hohl CM, Partovi N, Ghement I, Wickham ME, McGrail K, Reddekopp LN, Sobolev B. Impact of early in-hospital medication review by clinical pharmacists on health services utilization. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 13;12(2):e0170495. Read more

Crump RT, Lai E, Liu G, Janjua A, Sutherland JM. Establishing utility values for the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) using a crosswalk to the EuroQol-five-dimensional questionnaire-three-level version (EQ-5D-3L). Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Breton M, Green M, Kreindler S, Sutherland J, Jbilou J, Wong ST, Shaw J, Crooks VA, Contandriopoulos D, Smithman MA, Brousselle A. A comparative analysis of centralized waiting lists for patients without a primary care provider implemented in six Canadian provinces: study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jan 21;17(1):60. Read more

Panagiotoglou D, Law MR, McGrail K. Effect of Hospital Closures on Acute Care Outcomes in British Columbia, Canada: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Med Care. 2017 Jan;55(1):50-56. Read more

Sutherland J, Hellsten E. Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need. Toronto, ON: C.D. Howe Institute, 2017. Read more

Housden L, Browne AJ, Wong ST, Dawes M. Attending to power differentials: How NP-led group medical visits can influence the management of chronic conditions. Health Expect. 2017 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Housden LM, Wong ST. Using Group Medical Visits With Those Who Have Diabetes: Examining the Evidence. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Dec;16(12):134. Read more

Terry A, Stewart M, Fortin M, Wong S, Grava-Gubins I, Ashley L, Sullivan-Taylor P, Sullivan S, Thind A. Stepping Up to the Plate: An Agenda for Research and Policy Action on Electronic Medical Records in Canadian Primary Healthcare. 2016; 12(2): 19-32. Read more

Langton J, Wong S, Johnston S, Abelson J, Ammi M, Burge F, Campbell J, Haggerty J, Hogg W, Wodchis W, McGrail K. Primary Care Performance Measurement and Reporting at a Regional Level: Could a Matrix Approach Provide Actionable Information for Policy Makers and Clinicians? Healthcare Policy. 2016; 12(2): 33-51. Read more

Skeldon SC, Macdonald EM, Law MR, Huang A, Paterson JM, Mamdani MM, Juurlink D. The Cardiovascular Safety of Dutasteride. J Urol. 2016 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Housden L, Wong ST, Browne AJ, Dawes M. Complexities of Introducing Group Medical Visits With Nurse Practitioners in British Columbia. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2016 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

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News and Events

Cy Frank Legacy Lecture: Clinical & Research Innovation: Squeezing the Juice from the Orange

Tom Noseworthy
September 28, 2017
VGH Paetzold Lecture Theatre

2018 CHSPR Health Policy Conference: The System Awakens

CHSPR’s 30th anniversary health policy conference
March 8-9, 2018
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront


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