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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

Sutherland JM. Using Data to Move from Volume to Value. Healthc Pap. 2019 Dec;18(4):4-8. Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, McGrail K. Value in Primary Healthcare - Measuring What Matters? Healthc Pap. 2019 Dec;18(4):58-67. Read more

Hedden L, Munro S, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL, Barer ML. Is attending birth dying out? Trends in obstetric care provision among primary care physicians in British Columbia. Can Fam Physician. 2019 Dec;65(12):901-909. Read more

Yusuf F, Liu G, Wing K, Crump T, Penner M, Younger A, Veljkovic A, Sutherland JM. Validating the Foot and Ankle Outcome score for measuring foot dysfunction among hallux valgus surgery patients using item response theory. Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Dec 4. Read more

Berg S, Sheps S, Barer M, Wong ST, McGregor M, MacNab YC. The Experience of Family Physicians and Home Health Staff Involved in an Intervention to Increase Patient-Related Collaboration. Can J Aging. 2019 Dec;38(4):493-506. Read more

Marquis SM, McGrail K, Hayes MV. Mental health outcomes among parents of a child who has a developmental disability: Comparing different types of developmental disability. Disabil Health J. 2019 Nov 21:100874. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Marquis SM, McGrail K, Hayes MV. Mental health of parents of children with a developmental disability in British Columbia, Canada. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Nov 19. pii: jech-2018-211698. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Marquis S, McGrail K, Hayes MV. Using administrative data to examine variables affecting the mental health of siblings of children who have a developmental disability. Res Dev Disabil. 2019 Nov 19;96:103516. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law MR, Chan FKI, Harrison M, Worthington HC. Impact of brand drug discount cards on private insurer, government and patient expenditures. CMAJ. 2019 Nov 11;191(45):E1237-E1241. Read more

Crump RT, Peterson A, Charbonneau C, Carlson KV, Sutherland JM, Baverstock RJ. Evaluating the measurement properties of the 26-item Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC-26) with a multicenter cohort. Can Urol Assoc J. 2019 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

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

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News

Kim McGrail announced as the new Director of Research at UBC Health

CHSPR Faculty member Kim McGrail will be a key member of the senior leadership team in the portfolio of the Vice-President Health, working to initiate and support collaborations among academic and clinical faculty and other stakeholders on translational health research issues.

Events

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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