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; a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; the Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes, in the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences; and has been Canada’s Harkness Fellow in Clinical Practice and Health Policy.

Dr. Sutherland studies funding policy, methods for improving cross-continuum care, and health systems’ variations in efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care. He leads research evaluating health system funding policy and patients’ outcomes from surgery, and has advised governments on health care funding policy in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Dr. Sutherland is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Policy and an associate editor of Health Policy. Dr. Sutherland’s current 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).

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 and surgical outcomes
  • Exploring causes and consequences of variations in health system utilization and funding

Affiliations and Awards

  • Editor-in-chief, Healthcare Policy
  • Associate Editor, Health Policy
  • Co-Chair, Thesis Screening Panel, UBC School of Population and Public Health
  • Member, Research Leaders Forum, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

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

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in

  • Developing methods for measuring surgical outcomes
  • Evaluating hospital spending and cost
  • Measuring burden of illness
  • Continuity of care

Courses Currently Taught

SPPH 581C Methods for Analyzing Routinely Collected Data


Recent Publications

Sutherland JM. Kicking Off the 2020s with Healthcare Policy. Healthc Policy. 2020 Feb;15(3):6-11. Read more

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

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

Sutherland JM. Value from Healthcare and Why It Is Needed in Canada. Healthc Pap. 2019 Oct;18(3):4-7. Read more

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

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