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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

Value from Healthcare and Why It Is Needed in Canada

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland is guest editor the October 2019 issue of Healthcare Papers, focused on value in healthcare in Canada – also the topic of the 2019 CHSPR Conference. The issue presents commentaries exploing options for improving the value from public spending on healthcare. Commonalities among the articles indicate that improving value from healthcare should focus on understanding what matters to patients and their caregivers and on measuring health and health outcomes, and that changes in financial incentives are overdue to support a higher degree of integration between providers and their organizations.

Sutherland JM. Value from Healthcare and Why It Is Needed in Canada. Healthc Pap. 2019 Oct;18(3):4-7. Read more


Recent Publications

Huang X, Peterson S, Lavergne R, Ahuja M, McGrail K. Predicting the Cost of Health Care Services: A Comparison of Case-mix Systems and Comorbidity Indices That Use Administrative Data. Med Care. 2019 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sutherland JM. Value from Healthcare and Why It Is Needed in Canada. Healthc Pap. 2019 Oct;18(3):4-7. Read more

Martin-Misener R, Wong ST, Johnston S, Blackman S, Scott C, Hogg W, Burge F, Grool AM, Campbell JL, Wuite S. Regional variation in primary care improvement strategies and policy: case studies that consider qualitative contextual data for performance measurement in three Canadian provinces. BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 17;9(10):e029622. Read more

Bolatova T, Law MR. Income-related disparities in private prescription drug coverage in Canada. CMAJ Open. 2019 Oct 11;7(4):E618-E623. Read more

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary AS, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, J√ľni P, Law MR, Mamdani MM, Manns BJ, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh PI, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A; Carefully Selected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) Study Team. Effect on Treatment Adherence of Distributing Essential Medicines at No Charge: The CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grepin K. Impact of a Free Health Care Policy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo During an Ebola Outbreak: An Interrupted Time-Series Analysis (July 14, 2019). Available at SSRN. Read more

Lavergne MR, Goldsmith LJ, Grudniewicz A, Rudoler D, Marshall EG, Ahuja M, Blackie D, Burge F, Gibson RJ, Glazier RH, Hawrylyshyn S, Hedden L, Hernandez-Lee J, Horrey K, Joyce M, Kiran T, MacKenzie A, Mathews M, McCracken R, McGrail K, McKay M, McPherson C, Mitra G, Sampalli T, Scott I, Snadden D, Murphy GT, Wong ST. Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC) physicians and workforce planning implications: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24;9(9):e030477. Read more

Desai S, Sutherland JM, Younger A, Penner M, Veljkovic A, Yusuf F, Wing K. Role of Postoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes to Predict Ankle Arthroplasty and Arthrodesis Revision. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug 28:1071100719869204. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavergne MR, Gonzalez A, Ahuja MA, Hedden L, McCracken R. The relationship between gender, parenthood and practice intentions among family medicine residents: cross-sectional analysis of national Canadian survey data. Hum Resour Health. 2019 Aug 15;17(1):67. Read more

Paprica PA,McGrail KM, Schull MJ. Notches on the dial: a call to action to develop plain language communication with the public about users and uses of health data. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2019;4:1:21. Read more

Murphy P, Burge F, Wong ST. Measurement and rural primary health care: a scoping review. Rural Remote Health. 2019 Aug;19(3):4911. Read more

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News

Jennifer Kryworuchko – In Memoriam

October 2019: The School of Nursing community and UBC more broadly are deeply saddened to share the news that Associate Professor and CHSPR Faculty Member Jennifer Kryworuchko passed away on Oct. 25.

Events

CHSPR Seminar | Practice patterns among early-career primary care physicians

Ruth Lavergne, Simon Fraser University
Nov. 12, 2019
School of Population and Public Health (rm 219)

Private Parts? Finding the Balance of Public and Private in Health Care

2020 CHSPR Conference
March 5-6, 2020
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront


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