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.


McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016;60(7):4106–18. Read more

Lavergne MR, Barer M, Law MR, Wong ST, Peterson S, McGrail K. Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada. Health Policy. 2016;120(7):739–48. Read more

Sivananthan S, McGrail K. Diagnosis and Disruption: Population-Level Analysis Identifying Points of Care at Which Transitions Are Highest for People with Dementia and Factors That Contribute to Them. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016; 64:569–577. Read more

McGrail K, Lavergne R, Lewis S. The chronic disease explosion: artificial bang or empirical whimper? BMJ. 2016 Mar;352:i1312. Read more

Seow H, Sutradhar R, McGrail K, Fassbender K, Pataky R, Lawson B, et al. End-of-Life Cancer Care: Temporal Association between Homecare Nursing and Hospitalizations. J Palliat Med. 2016;19(3):263–70. Read more

McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Poss JW, McGrail KM, Kuramoto L, Huang HC, Bryan S. 24/7 registered nurse staffing coverage in Saskatchewan nursing homes and acute hospital use. Can J Aging. 2015 Dec;34(4):492-505. Read more

Seow H, Barbera L, Pataky R, Lawson B, O'Leary E, Fassbender K, McGrail K, Burge F, Brouwers M, Sutradhar R. Does Increasing Homecare Nursing Reduce Emergency Department Visits at the End of Life? A Population-Based Cohort Study of Cancer Decedents. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Oct 26. 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 of end-of-life cancer care in Canada: a retrospective four-province study using administrative health care data. Curr Oncol. 2015 Oct;22(5):341-55. Read more

Sivananthan SN, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM. Caring for dementia: A population-based study examining variations in guideline-consistent medical care. Alzheimers Dement. 2015 Aug;11(8):906-16. Read more

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