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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

Shaping the Future of Patient Experience Measurement in Canadian Healthcare

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland edited the October 2017 issue of HealthcarePapers, exploring the thesis that the collection, reporting and use of patients’ and caregivers’ experiences with their healthcare should be greatly expanded. In the issue, CHSPR faculty members Sabrina Wong and Kim McGrail, and coauthors, write that securing providers’ support and engagement for improving patients’ care experience will be complex and multi-factorial, and will require new infrastructure for collecting care experience data that doesn’t complicate providers’ workflow, addresses differences in cultural perception of care experience, minimizes patients’ burden and overcomes limits of English-language instruments.

Sutherland JM. Shaping the Future of Patient Experience Measurement in Canadian Healthcare. Healthc Pap. 2017 Oct;17(2):4-6. Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, McGrail K, Hogg W. Measuring Patient Experiences: Is It Meaningful and Actionable? Healthc Pap. 2017 Oct;17(2):22-29. Read more


Recent Publications

Valaitis RK, O'Mara L, Wong ST, MacDonald M, Murray N, Martin-Misener R, Meagher-Stewart D. Strengthening primary health care through primary care and public health collaboration: the influence of intrapersonal and interpersonal factors. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2018 Apr 12:1-14. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lai E, Peterson AC, Liu G, Karimuddin A, Crump RT, Sutherland JM. Psychometric validation of the Stoma-QOL questionnaire in a Canadian cross-sectional sample of colostomy and ileostomy patients. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2018 Apr 5:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

McGregor MJ, Cox MB, Slater JM, Poss J, McGrail KM, Ronald LA, Sloan J, Schulzer M. A before-after study of hospital use in two frail populations receiving different home-based services over the same time in Vancouver, Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Apr 5;18(1):248. Read more

Innes G, McRae A, Grafstein E, Law M, Teichman JMH, Weber B, Carlson K, Boyda H, Andruchow J. Variability of renal colic management and outcomes in two Canadian cities. CJEM. 2018 Apr 4:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law M, Kolhatkar A. The Nanos Survey on Drug Affordability is Flawed. Here’s Why. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Mar 6, 2018. Read more

Peterson AC, Sutherland JM, Liu G, Crump RT, Karimuddin AA. Peterson AC, Sutherland JM, Liu G, Crump RT, Karimuddin AA. Evaluation of the Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale (FIQL) using item response theory reveals limitations and suggests revisions. Qual Life Res. 2018 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Innes GD, Scheuermeyer FX, Marsden J, Sing CK, Kalla D, Stenstrom R, Law M, Grafstein E. Impact of physician payment mechanism on emergency department operational performance. CJEM. 2018 Mar;20(2):183-190.Read more

McGrail K, Jones K, Akbari A, Bennett T, Boyd A, Carinci F, Cui X, Denaxas S, Dougall N, Ford D, Kirby RS, Kum HC, Moorin R, Moran R, O'Keefe C, Preen D, Quan H, Sanmartin C, Schull M, Smith M, Williams C, Williamson T, Wyper G, Kotelchuck M. A Position Statement on Population Data Science: The science of data about people. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2018 Feb:3(1). Read more

Abimpaye M, Kirk CM, Iyer HS, Gupta N, Remera E, Mugwaneza P, Law MR. The impact of "Option B" on HIV transmission from mother to child in Rwanda: An interrupted time series analysis. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 16;13(2):e0192910. Read more

Al Baz M, Law MR, Saadeh R. Antibiotics use among Palestine refugees attending UNRWA primary health care centers in Jordan - A cross-sectional study. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Goldsmith LJ, Morgan SG, Holbrook AM, Dhalla IA. The consequences of patient charges for prescription drugs in Canada: a cross-sectional survey. CMAJ Open. 2018 Feb 5;6(1):E63-E70. Read more

Seow H, Arora A, Barbera L, McGrail K, Lawson B, Burge F, Sutradhar R. Does access to end-of-life homecare nursing differ by province and community size?: A population-based cohort study of cancer decedents across Canada. Health Policy. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Ahuja MA, Barer ML. Patterns of physician retirement and pre-retirement activity: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2017 Dec 11;189(49):E1517-E1523. Read more

Sheehan KJ, Filliter C, Sobolev B, Levy AR, Guy P, Kuramoto L, Kim JD, Dunbar M, Morin SN, Sutherland JM, Jaglal S, Harvey E, Beaupre L, Chudyk A; Canadian Collaborative Study on Hip Fractures. Time to surgery after hip fracture across Canada by timing of admission. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sutherland JM, Liu G, Crump RT, Karimuddin AA. Waiting for surgery: is waiting bad for anyone or everyone? Hernia. 2017 Dec;21(6):933-940. Read more

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Upcoming Events

CHSPR Seminar | Assessment of comorbidities in the population with cancer using big data

Huah Shin Ng, University of South Australia and BC Cancer
June 5, 2018
School of Population and Public Health


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