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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

Sutherland J, Hellsten E. Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need. Toronto, ON: C.D. Howe Institute, 2017. Read more

Terry A, Stewart M, Fortin M, Wong S, Grava-Gubins I, Ashley L, Sullivan-Taylor P, Sullivan S, Thind A. Stepping Up to the Plate: An Agenda for Research and Policy Action on Electronic Medical Records in Canadian Primary Healthcare. 2016; 12(2): 19-32. Read more

Langton J, Wong S, Johnston S, Abelson J, Ammi M, Burge F, Campbell J, Haggerty J, Hogg W, Wodchis W, McGrail K. Primary Care Performance Measurement and Reporting at a Regional Level: Could a Matrix Approach Provide Actionable Information for Policy Makers and Clinicians? Healthcare Policy. 2016; 12(2): 33-51. Read more

Skeldon SC, Macdonald EM, Law MR, Huang A, Paterson JM, Mamdani MM, Juurlink D. The Cardiovascular Safety of Dutasteride. J Urol. 2016 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Housden L, Wong ST, Browne AJ, Dawes M. Complexities of Introducing Group Medical Visits With Nurse Practitioners in British Columbia. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2016 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sheehan KJ, Sobolev B, Guy P, Kuramoto L, Morin SN, Sutherland JM, Beaupre L, Griesdale D, Dunbar M, Bohm E, Harvey E; Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures. In-hospital mortality after hip fracture by treatment setting. CMAJ. 2016 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Browne A, Varcoe C, Lavoie J, Smye V, Wong S, Krause M, Tu D, Godwin O, Khan K, Fridkin A. Enhancing health care equity with Indigenous populations: evidence-based strategies from an ethnographic study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Oct 4;16(1):544. Read more

Innes GD, Scheuermeyer FX, Law MR, McRae AD, Weber BA, Boyda HN, Lonergan K, Andruchow JE. Sex-related Differences in Emergency Department Renal Colic Management: Females Have Fewer Computed Tomography Scans but Similar Outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;23(10):1153-1160. Read more

Barer M, Stoddart G, McGrail K, McLeod C, editors. An Undisciplined Economist: Robert G. Evans on Health Economics, Health Care Policy, and Population Health. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press; 2016. Read more

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Chan F, Harrison M, Law M. The impact of medication reviews by community pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2016:56(5):513-20. Read more

Panagiotoglou D, Law MR, McGrail K. Effect of Hospital Closures on Acute Care Outcomes in British Columbia, Canada: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Med Care. 2016 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavoie JG, Wong S, Katz A, Sinclair S. Opportunities and Barriers to Rural, Remote and First Nation Health Services Research in Canada: Comparing Access to Administrative Claims Data in Manitoba and British Columbia. Healthc Policy. 2016 Aug;12(1):52-8. Read more

Evans RG. Of Mussels and Men. Healthc Policy. 2016 Aug;12(1):12-7. Read more

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K. A population-based analysis of incentive payments to primary care physicians for the care of patients with complex disease. CMAJ. 2016 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

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News and Events

2017 CHSPR Health Policy Conference: Taking the Pulse of Primary Health Care Reform

CHSPR’s 29th annual health policy conference
March 9-10, 2017
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

The Return to Relationships: Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

January 2017: On Monday Jan. 23 at 7pm Dr. Danielle Martin will discuss the three relationships for health that underpin high-performing health care systems around the world, and other big ideas to make health care in Canada better, now. Registration and more information

SPPH Grand Rounds: Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities

January 2017: On Friday Jan. 27 at 9am CHSPR emeritus faculty member Bob Evans will join SPPH professors John Millar and Craig Mitton and Vancouver School of Economics Professor Craig Riddell to discuss how wealth affects health, why, and what we can do about it. More

Vancouver DoFP Speaker Series: Social Determinants of Health: Buzzwords to Practice

January 2017: Join CHSPR graduate student Dr. Vanessa Brcic, Dr. David Tu, and Elder Bruce Robinson to learn how family physicians can understand what it really means to consider and act on the socio-economic condition of their patients – within their practice, or the broader system. Registration and more information


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