Jason Sutherland

Jason

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

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


Profile

Dr. Jason M. Sutherland is an Associate Professor in the Center 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

  • Scally Chu, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Sameer Desai, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Zuzanna Kurzawa, MSc 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

Gernant SA, Snyder ME, Jaynes H, Sutherland JM, Zillich AJ. The Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Provided Telephonic Medication Therapy Management on Emergency Department Utilization in Home Health Patients. J Pharm Technol. 2016 Oct 1;32(5):179-184. Read more

Peterson AC, Sehgal A, Crump RT, Baverstock R, Sutherland JM, Carlson K. Evaluating the 8-item overactive bladder questionnaire (OAB-v8) using item response theory. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017 Oct 4. Read more

Newton E, Janjua A, Lai E, Liu G, Crump T, Sutherland JM. The impact of surgical wait time on patient reported outcomes in sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Sep 22. Read more

Wing KJ, Chapinal N, Coe MP, Daniels TR, Glazebrook M, Dryden P, Younger A, Penner MJ, Sutherland JM. Measuring the Operative Treatment Effect in End-Stage Ankle Arthritis: Are We Asking the Right Questions? A COFAS Multicenter Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Jun 1:1071100717714953. Read more

Croft S, Wing KJ, Daniels TR, Glazebrook M, Dryden P, Younger A, et al. Association of Ankle Arthritis Score With Need for Revision Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Jun 15;107110071771289. 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

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;7(5):480–7. 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

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

Sheehan KJ, Sobolev B, Guy P, Kuramoto L, Morin SN, Sutherland JM, Beaupre L, Griesdale D, Dunbar M, Bohm E, Harvey E. In-hospital mortality after hip fracture by treatment setting. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2016 Dec 6;188(17-18):1219-25. Read more

Sutherland JM, Liu G, Crump RT, Law M. Paying for volume: British Columbia’s experiment with funding hospitals based on activity. Health Policy. 2016 Nov 30;120(11):1322-8. Read more

Sutherland JM, Busse R. Canada: Focus on a country's health system with provincial diversity. Health Policy. 2016 Jul;120(7):729-31. Read more

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