Jason Sutherland

Jason

Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health

jason.sutherland@ubc.ca
(604) 822-6812
www.healthcarefunding.ca


Profile

Dr. Jason M. Sutherland is a Professor in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, and is a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Dr. Sutherland has extensive experience in methods, evaluation and health policy. He has recently been a Senior Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) where he conducted research on the performance of health delivery systems. Dr. Sutherland was also Canada’s 2012/2013 Harkness Fellow for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary for Health Policy and Evaluation (ASPE) of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. There, Dr Sutherland evaluated aspects of funding policy reforms, notably bundled payments, introduced by the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Sutherland’s current interests include studying health system performance, methods for improving cross-continuum care, variations in expenditure and utilization patterns and accounting for differences in efficiency, health status and quality of care.

Dr. Sutherland’s current and recent research projects include: studying the effects of changing the incentives of hospital funding, and investigating the links between funding policy and patient reported health outcomes (PROMS). He is currently an associate editor of Health Policy, an international journal for health policy research. Before joining UBC, Jason was an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College within The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (2007-2009), and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, at Indiana University and Assistant Research Scientist at the Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Roudebush Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Education

PhD, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 2003
MSc, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 1997
BA, Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1992

Research Interests

  • Development of methods for monitoring and evaluating health system performance
  • Measuring burden of illness
  • Exploring causes and consequences of variations in health system utilization and funding

Affiliations and Awards

  • Executive Committee, Patient Classification Systems International (2006-Present)
  • Advisory Committee Member, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Case Mix Advisory Group/Technical Working Group, Ottawa, Canada (2004-Present)
  • Advisory Committee Member, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ambulatory Care Case Mix Redevelopment Project, Ottawa, Canada (2009-Present)

Current Graduate Students

  • Sameer Desai, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Ernest Lai, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Lynn Mawunganidze, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Shan Rajapakshe, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in

  • Developing methods for monitoring and evaluating health system performance
  • Evaluating hospital cost structure
  • Measuring burden of illness
  • Continuity of care and case mix measurement

Courses Currently Taught

SPPH 581C Methods for Analyzing Routinely Collected Data


Recent Publications

Desai S, Sutherland JM, Younger A, Penner M, Veljkovic A, Yusuf F, Wing K. Role of Postoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes to Predict Ankle Arthroplasty and Arthrodesis Revision. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug 28:1071100719869204. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Rajapakshe S, Sutherland JM, Wing K, Crump T, Liu G, Penner M, Younger A, Veljkovic A, Redfern K. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Surgery for End-Stage Ankle Arthritis. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sutherland J, Redfern K, Mooney D. Value in Healthcare: Evolution or Revolution? Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2019. Read more

Sutherland JM, Mok J, Liu G, Karimuddin A, Crump T. A Cost-Utility Study of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for the Treatment of Symptomatic Gallstones. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 May 29. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Ospina J, Liu G, Crump T, Sutherland JM, Janjua A. The impact of comorbid depression in chronic rhinosinusitis on post-operative sino-nasal quality of life and pain following endoscopic sinus surgery. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Apr 30;48(1):18. Read more

Desai S, Peterson AC, Wing K, Younger A, Crump T, Liu G, Veljkovic A, Penner M, Sutherland JM. Minimally Important Difference in the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score Among Patients Undergoing Hallux Valgus Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Mar 15:1071100719831392. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Hoben M, Chamberlain SA, Gruneir A, Knopp-Sihota JA, Sutherland JM, Poss JW, Doupe MB, Bergstrom V, Norton PG, Schalm C, McCarthy K, Kashuba K, Ackah F, Estabrooks CA. Nursing Home Length of Stay in 3 Canadian Health Regions: Temporal Trends, Jurisdictional Differences, and Associated Factors. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sutherland JM, Kurzawa Z, Karimuddin A, Duncan K, Liu G, Crump T. Wait lists and adult general surgery: is there a socioeconomic dimension in Canada? BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Mar 13;19(1):161. Read more

Breton M, Smithman MA, Vandesrasier A, Kreindler S, Sasseville M, Sutherland J, Green M, Jbilou J, Shaw J, Marshall EG, Crooks VA, Brousselle A, Contandriopoulos D, Wong ST. Attaching Patients in Primary Care Through Centralized Waiting Lists: Seven Canadian Provinces Compared. Health Reform Observer. 2019;7(1). Read more

Sutherland JM, Rajapakshe S, Younger A, Crump T, Wing K, Liu G, Veljkovic A. Do preoperative patient-reported outcomes predict hospital length of stay for surgically-treated end-stage ankle osteoarthritis patients? Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Liu G, Peterson AC, Wing K, Crump T, Younger A, Penner M, Veljkovic A, Foggin H, Sutherland JM. Validation of the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale Instrument for Preoperative Evaluation of End-Stage Ankle Arthritis Patients Using Item Response Theory. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Jan 10:1071100718818573. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sutherland JM, Mok J, Liu G, Crump T, Wing K, Younger A, Penner M, Veljkovic A. Cost-Utility Study of the Economics of Bunion Correction Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Dec 17:1071100718815663. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sheehan KJ, Levy AR, Sobolev B, Guy P, Tang M, Kuramoto L, Sutherland JM, Beaupre L, Morin SN, Harvey E, Bradley N; Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures. Operationalising a conceptual framework for a contiguous hospitalisation episode to study associations between surgical timing and death after first hip fracture: a Canadian observational study. BMJ Open. 2018 Dec 6;8(12):e020372. Read more

Khayatzadeh-Mahani A, Nolte E, Sutherland J, Forest PG. International experiments with different models of allocating funds to facilitate integrated care: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2018 Nov 15;8(11):e021374. Read more

Sutherland JM, Wing K, Younger A, Penner M, Veljkovic A, Liu G, Crump T. Relationship of Duration of Wait for Surgery and Postoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes for Hallux Valgus Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Oct 21:1071100718805964. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

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