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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.


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Why is Canada so behind in research on climate change and health?

Date: July 25, 2018

In 2009, the Lancet identified climate change as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, putting the lives and well-being of billions of people at increased risk in the next decades. In 2015, the World Health Organization made a similar declaration and since then the Lancet has been leading an annual “countdown” on health and climate change to communicate the urgency of the issue. Major articles in the British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association have reiterated the enormity of the health effects of climate change (for example, of extreme weather events and changing patterns of vector-borne diseases) and called for an urgent policy response. Read more


Featured Publication

Shaping the Future of Patient Experience Measurement in Canadian Healthcare

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland edited the October 2017 issue of HealthcarePapers, exploring the thesis that the collection, reporting and use of patients’ and caregivers’ experiences with their healthcare should be greatly expanded. In the issue, CHSPR faculty members Sabrina Wong and Kim McGrail, and coauthors, write that securing providers’ support and engagement for improving patients’ care experience will be complex and multi-factorial, and will require new infrastructure for collecting care experience data that doesn’t complicate providers’ workflow, addresses differences in cultural perception of care experience, minimizes patients’ burden and overcomes limits of English-language instruments.

Sutherland JM. Shaping the Future of Patient Experience Measurement in Canadian Healthcare. Healthc Pap. 2017 Oct;17(2):4-6. Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, McGrail K, Hogg W. Measuring Patient Experiences: Is It Meaningful and Actionable? Healthc Pap. 2017 Oct;17(2):22-29. Read more


Recent Publications

Sobolev B, Guy P, Sheehan KJ, Kuramoto L, Sutherland JM, Levy AR, Blair JA, Bohm E, Kim JD, Harvey EJ, Morin SN, Beaupre L, Dunbar M, Jaglal S, Waddell J; Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures. Mortality effects of timing alternatives for hip fracture surgery. CMAJ. 2018 Aug 7;190(31):E923-E932. Read more

Thandi MKG, Phinney A, Oliffe JL, Wong S, McKay H, Sims-Gould J, Sahota S. Engaging Older Men in Physical Activity: Implications for Health Promotion Practice. Am J Mens Health. 2018 Aug 2:1557988318792158. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Patel AR, Breck AB, Law MR. The impact of pharmacy-based immunization services on the likelihood of immunization in the United States. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Waibel S, Wong ST, Katz A, Levesque JF, Nibber R, Haggerty J. The influence of patient-clinician ethnocultural and language concordance on continuity and quality of care: a cross-sectional analysis. CMAJ Open. 2018 Jul 19;6(3):E276-E284. Read more

Woods RR, McGrail KM, Kliewer EV, Kazanjian A, Mar C, Kan L, Sam J, Spinelli JJ. Breast screening participation and retention among immigrants and nonimmigrants in British Columbia: A population-based study. Cancer Med. 2018 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavergne MR, Hedden L, Law M, McGrail K, Ahuja M, Barer M. The impact of the 2008/2009 financial crisis on specialist physician activity in Canada. Health Econ. 2018 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Wong ST, Hogg W, Burge F, Johnston S, French I, Blackman S. Using the CollaboraKTion framework to report on primary care practice recruitment and data collection: costs and successes in a cross-sectional practice-based survey in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, Canada. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jun 13;19(1):87. Read more

Musabyimana A, Ruton H, Gaju E, Berhe A, Grépin KA, Ngenzi J, Nzabonimana E, Hategeka C, Law MR. Assessing the perspectives of users and beneficiaries of a community health worker mHealth tracking system for mothers and children in Rwanda. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 7;13(6):e0198725. Read more

Valaitis R, Meagher-Stewart D, Martin-Misener R, Wong ST, MacDonald M, O'Mara L; Strengthening Primary Health Care through Primary Care and Public Health Collaboration Team. Organizational factors influencing successful primary care and public health collaboration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Jun 7;18(1):420. Read more

Li A, Cronin S, Bai YQ, Walker K, Ammi M, Hogg W, Wong ST, Wodchis WP. Assessing the representativeness of physician and patient respondents to a primary care survey using administrative data. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 May 30;19(1):77. Read more

Luu K, Sutherland J, Crump T, Liu G, Janjua A. The impact of chronic airway disease on symptom severity and global suffering in Canadian rhinosinusitis patients. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 May 29;47(1):40. Read more

Kurzawa Z, Sutherland JM, Crump T, Liu G. Measuring quality of life in patients with stress urinary incontinence: is the ICIQ-UI-SF adequate? Qual Life Res. 2018 May 8. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

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Upcoming Events

CHSPR Seminar | Hypertension Treatment and Dementia Diagnosis in Canadians >70

Rita McCracken
Sept 10, 2018
School of Population and Public Health

C2E2 Rounds | The impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization in British Columbia

Mike Law
Sept 17, 2018
VGH Research Pavilion

C2E2 Annual Lecture | A Healthy Response to Climate Change

Courtney Howard
Sept 27, 2018
VGH Paetzold Lecture Hall


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