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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

In British Columbia, the supply of primary care physicians grew, but their rate of clinical activity declined

Lindsay Hedden, Ivy Bourgeault, and CHSPR faculty members Morris Barer, Kim McGrail and Mike Law used billing data for all primary care physicians in BC to study remuneration and activity levels, in order to examine the extent to which feminization and aging of the primary care physician workforce and secular trends may contribute to changes in the availability of primary care services over the period 2015-2012. Although the feminization of the workforce — and, to a lesser extent, its aging — contributed to a decline in activity, the primary driver appears to be a broad trend toward reduced clinical activity over time.

Hedden L, Barer M, McGrail K, Law M, Bourgeault I. Health Aff. 2017;36(11):1904-1911. Read more


Recent Publications

Hedden L, Barer M, McGrail K, Law M, Bourgeault I. In British Columbia, the supply of primary care physicians grew, but their rate of clinical activity declined. Health Aff. 2017;36(11):1904-1911. Read more

Goldsmith LJ, Kolhatkar A, Popowich D, Holbrook AM, Morgan SG, Law MR. Understanding the patient experience of cost-related non-adherence to prescription medications through typology development and application. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Oct 9;194:51-59. Read more

Ngambi PG, Kalungia AC, Law MR, Kalemeera F, Truter I, Godman B, Munkombwe D. Evidence on the cost-effectiveness of lifelong antiretroviral therapy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: implications for resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Oct;17(5):459-467. Read more

Gernant SA, Snyder ME, Jaynes H, Sutherland JM, Zillich AJ. The Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Provided Telephonic Medication Therapy Management on Emergency Department Utilization in Home Health Patients. J Pharm Technol. 2016 Oct 1;32(5):179-184. Read more

Peterson AC, Sehgal A, Crump RT, Baverstock R, Sutherland JM, Carlson K. Evaluating the 8-item overactive bladder questionnaire (OAB-v8) using item response theory. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017 Oct 4. Read more

Newton E, Janjua A, Lai E, Liu G, Crump T, Sutherland JM. The impact of surgical wait time on patient reported outcomes in sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Sep 22. Read more

Contandriopoulos D, Benoît F, Bryant-Lukosius D, Carrier A, Carter N, Deber R, Duhoux A, Greenhalgh T, Larouche C, Leclerc BS, Levy A, Martin-Misener R, Maximova K, McGrail K, Nykiforuk C, Roos N, Schwartz R, Valente TW, Wong S, Lindquist E, Pullen C, Lardeux A, Perroux M. Structural analysis of health-relevant policy-making information exchange networks in Canada. Implement Sci. 2017 Sep 20;12(1):116. Read more

McGregor MJ, Slater J, Sloan J, McGrail KM, Martin-Matthews A, Berg S, Plecash A, Sloss L, Trimble J, Murphy JM. How's Your Health at Home: Frail Homebound Patients Reported Health Experience and Outcomes. Can J Aging. 2017 Sep;36(3):273-285. Read more

McCracken R, McCormack J, McGregor M, Wong ST, Garrison S. Associations between polypharmacy and treatment intensity for hypertension and diabetes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home patients in British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 11;7(8):e017430. Read more

Iyer HS, Hirschhorn LR, Nisingizwe MP, Kamanzi E, Drobac PC, Rwabukwisi FC, Law MR, Muhire A, Rusanganwa V, Basinga P. Impact of a district-wide health center strengthening intervention on healthcare utilization in rural Rwanda: Use of interrupted time series analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 1;12(8):e0182418. Read more

Misfeldt R, Suter E, Mallinson S, Boakye O, Wong S, Nasmith L. Exploring Context and the Factors Shaping Team-Based Primary Healthcare Policies in Three Canadian Provinces: A Comparative Analysis. Healthc Policy. 2017 Aug;13(1):74-93. Read more

Suter E, Mallinson S, Misfeldt R, Boakye O, Nasmith L, Wong ST. Advancing team-based primary health care: a comparative analysis of policies in western Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jul 17;17(1):493. Read more

Persaud N, Lee T, Ahmad H, Li W, Taglione MS, Rajakulasingam Y, Umali N, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Jüni P, Law M, Mamdani MM, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan S, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan FM, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of providing essential medicines at no charge: the Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 12;7(5):e015686. Read more

Morkem R, Williamson T, Patten S, Queenan JA, Wong ST, Manca D, Barber D. Trends in antidepressant prescribing to children and adolescents in Canadian primary care: A time‐series analysis. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2017 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Wing KJ, Chapinal N, Coe MP, Daniels TR, Glazebrook M, Dryden P, Younger A, Penner MJ, Sutherland JM. Measuring the Operative Treatment Effect in End-Stage Ankle Arthritis: Are We Asking the Right Questions? A COFAS Multicenter Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Jun 1:1071100717714953. Read more

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Jason Sutherland
December 5, 2017
UBC School of Population and Public Health

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March 8-9, 2018
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront


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