Kim McGrail

Publications authored by Kim McGrail from 2009 to the present are listed here. Older peer-reviewed publications are usually available from individual journals and can be searched for using PubMed. Older reports published by CHSPR (from 1973) are available from the UBC Library cIRcle database. If you cannot find a specific publication, please contact us.


Langton J, McGrail K, Wong S. Workshop Summary: A Matrix Approach to Primary Care Performance Measurement: Developing a High Quality Information System Aligned with Modern Primary Care Practice. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; July 2015. Read more

Barbera L, Seow H, Sutradhar R, Chu A, Burge F, Fassbender K, McGrail K, Lawson B, Liu Y, Pataky R, Potapov A. Quality Indicators of End-of-Life Care in Patients With Cancer: What Rate Is Right? J Oncol Pract. 2015 May;11(3):e279-87.  Read more

McGrail K, Lavergne R, Lewis SJ, Peterson SL, Barer M, Garrison SR. Classifying physician practice style: a new approach using administrative data in British Columbia. Med Care. 2015 Mar;53(3):276-82. Read more

Arim RG, Kohen DE, Brehaut JC, Guèvremont A, Garner RE, Miller AR, McGrail K, Brownell M, Lach LM, Rosenbaum PL. Developing a non-categorical measure of child health using administrative data. Health Rep. 2015 Feb 18;26(2):9-16. Read more

Hohl CM, McGrail K, Sobolev B. The effect of pharmacist-led medication review in high-risk patients in the emergency department: an evaluation protocol. CMAJ Open. 2015 Jan 13;3(1):E103-10. Read more

Bryan S, Davis J, Broesch J, Doyle-Waters MM, Lewis S, McGrail K, McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Sawatzky R, Dalzell K, Dawes M, Smith M. Choosing your partner for the PROM: a review of evidence on patient-reported outcome measures for use in primary and community care. Healthc Policy. 2014 Nov;10(2):38-51. Read more

McGregor MJ, McGrail KM, Abu-Laban RB, Ronald LA, Baumbusch J, Andrusiek D, Cox MB. Emergency department visit rates and patterns in Canada's Vancouver coastal health region. Can J Aging. 2014 Jun;33(2):154-62. Read more

Hedden L, Barer ML, Cardiff K, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL. The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review. Hum Resour Health. 2014 Jun 4;12:32. Read more

Lavergne MR, Peterson S, McKendry R, Sivananthan S, McGrail K. Full-service family practice in British Columbia: policy interventions and trends in practice, 1991-2010. Healthc Policy. 2014 May;9(4):32-47. Read more

McGregor MJ, Abu-Laban RB, Ronald LA, McGrail KM, Andrusiek D, Baumbusch J, Cox MB, Salomons K, Schulzer M, Kuramoto L. Nursing home characteristics associated with resident transfers to emergency departments. Can J Aging. 2014 Mar;33(1):38-48. Read more

Moore SE, McGrail KM, Peterson S, Raval MJ, Karimuddin AA, Phang PT, Bressler B, Brown CJ. Infliximab in ulcerative colitis: the impact of preoperative treatment on rates of colectomy and prescribing practices in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Jan;57(1):83-90. Read more

Lavergne R, McGrail K, Peterson S, Sivananthan S, McKendry R, Mooney D. Defining and measuring full service family practice in BC, 1991-2006. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Aug 2013. Read more

Kratzer J, McGrail K, Strumpf E, Law MR. Cost-control mechanisms in Canadian private drug plans. Healthc Policy. 2013 Aug;9(1):35-43. Read more

Sivananthan SN, Puyat JH, McGrail KM. Variations in self-reported practice of physicians providing clinical care to individuals with dementia: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Aug;61(8):1277-85. Read more

McGrail KM, Lilly MB, McGregor MJ, Broemeling AM, Salomons K, Peterson S, McKendry R, Barer ML. Health care services use in assisted living: a time series analysis. Can J Aging. 2013 Jun;32(2):173-83. Read more

Bryan S, Broesch J, Dalzell K, Davis JC, Dawes M, Doyle-Waters MM, Lewis SJ, McGrail KM, McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Sawatzky R. What are the most effective ways to measure patient health outcomes of primary health care integration through PROM (Patient Reported Outcome Measurement) instruments? Vancouver (BC): Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation; Apr 2013. Read more

Lavergne MR, McGrail K. What, if anything, does amenable mortality tell us about regional health system performance? Healthc Policy. 2013 Feb;8(3):79-90. Read more

Pencarrick Hertzman C, Meagher N, McGrail KM. Privacy by Design at Population Data BC: a case study describing the technical, administrative, and physical controls for privacy-sensitive secondary use of personal information for research in the public interest. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jan 1;20(1):25-8. Read more

McGrail KM, Lilly M, McGregor MJ, Broemeling A, Salomons K, Peterson S, McKendry R, Barer M. Who uses assisted living in British Columbia? : an initial exploration. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2012. Read more

Bryan S, McGregor MJ, McGrail KM, Murphy JM, Kuramoto L, Poss J, Huang R. Does the on-site presence of a Registered Nurse (24 hours a day) in Saskatchewan long-term care facilities increase the quality of resident care? Vancouver (BC): Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute; 2012. Read more