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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

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. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2017 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Croft S, Wing KJ, Daniels TR, Glazebrook M, Dryden P, Younger A, Penner MJ, Sutherland JM. Association of Ankle Arthritis Score With Need for Revision Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print] 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 May 31:1-13. Read more

McGrail KM, Ahuja MA, Leaver CA. Virtual Visits and Patient-Centered Care: Results of a Patient Survey and Observational Study. J Med Internet Res. 2017 May 26;19(5):e177. Read more

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

Katz A, Herpai N, Smith G, Aubrey-Bassler K, Breton M, Boivin A, Hogg W, Miedema B, Pang J, Wodchis WP, Wong ST. Alignment of Canadian Primary Care With the Patient Medical Home Model: A QUALICO-PC Study. Ann Fam Med. 2017 May;15(3):230-236. Read more

Anisimowicz Y, Bowes AE, Thompson AE, Miedema B, Hogg WE, Wong ST, Katz A, Burge F, Aubrey-Bassler K, Yelland GS, Wodchis WP. Computer use in primary care practices in Canada. Can Fam Physician. 2017 May;63(5):e284-e290. Read more

Sheehan KJ, Sobolev B, Guy P, Tang M, Kuramoto L, Belmont P, Blair JA, Sirett S, Morin SN, Griesdale D, Jaglal S, Bohm E, Sutherland JM, Beaupre L; Canadian Collaborative Study on Hip Fractures. Feasibility of administrative data for studying complications after hip fracture surgery. BMJ Open. 2017 May 4;7(4):e015368. 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

Hanna BM, Crump RT, Liu G, Sutherland JM, Janjua AS. Incidence and burden of comorbid pain and depression in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis awaiting endoscopic sinus surgery in Canada. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Mar 27;46(1):23. 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

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CHSPR Seminar: Big Data Down Under: Implications for Pharmaceutical Policy Research

Sallie Pearson
June 20, 2017
UBC School of Population and Public Health

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

Tom Noseworthy
September 28, 2017
VGH Paetzold Lecture Theatre


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