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.
Jason Sutherland and colleagues measured health status, pain and depression of patients on waiting lists for elective surgeries, finding a wide array of morbidity with implications for immediate health and long-term surgical outcomes.
Sutherland JM, Crump RT, Chan A, Liu G, Yue E, Bair M. Health Policy. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print]
Singian K, Price M, Bungay V, Wong ST. Using Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network data to examine depression in patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open 2016;4(3):E417-E423. Read more
Barer M, Engelhardt M, Hedden L, Mooney D. Contested Ground: Why are some policies healthy and others not? Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2016. Read more
Sutherland JM, Busse R. Canada: Focus on a country's health system with provincial diversity. Health Policy. 2016 Jul;120(7):729-31. Read more
Crump RT, Liu G, Janjua A, Sutherland JM. Analyzing the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test using item response theory. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Jun 9. Read more
Crump RT, Liu G, Chase M, Sutherland JM. Patient-reported outcomes and surgical triage: A gap in patient-centered care? Qual Life Res. 2016 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print] Read more
Sutherland JM, Crump RT, Chan A, Liu G, Yue E, Bair M. Health of patients on the waiting list: Opportunity to improve health in Canada? Health Policy. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] Read more
McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] Read more
Lavergne MR, Barer M, Law MR, Wong ST, Peterson S, McGrail K. Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada. Health Policy. 2016 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read more
Sivananthan S, McGrail K. Diagnosis and Disruption: Population-Level Analysis Identifying Points of Care at Which Transitions Are Highest for People with Dementia and Factors That Contribute to Them. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016; 64:569–577. Read more
McGrail K, Lavergne R, Lewis S. The chronic disease explosion: artificial bang or empirical whimper? BMJ. 2016 Mar;352:i1312. Read more
News and Events
July 2016: CHSPR faculty member Michael Law has been awarded a Foundation Grant for his project Improving Access to Medicines in Canada and Abroad and CHSPR faculty member Kim McGrail a Project Grant for her project Filling the Void: Public Engagement Around a New Model for Access to Research Resources. Congratulations also to all other award recipients!
August 24-26, 2016
CHSPR’s 29th annual health policy conference
March 10, 2017
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront