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.


Sivananthan SN, Peterson S, Lavergne R, Barer ML, McGrail KM. Designation, diligence and drift: understanding laboratory expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06.  BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Dec 21;12:472. Read more

McGrail K, Lewis S. Fraser Health: healthcare spending quantum analysis. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement; Nov 2012. Read more

McGrail K. Seniors will not bankrupt Canada's health system. Lancet. 2012 Nov 17;380(9855):1740. Read more

Bryan S, McGrail K, Davis J. In God we trust; all others must bring data: the authors respond. Healthc Pap. 2012 Jan;11(4):55-8. Read more

McGrail K. Long-term care as part of the continuum.  Healthc Pap. 2011;10(4):39-43; discussion 58-62. Read more

McGregor MJ, Cohen M, Stocks-Rankin CR, Cox MB, Salomons K, McGrail KM, Spencer C, Ronald LA, Schulzer M. Complaints in for-profit, non-profit and public nursing homes in two Canadian provinces. Open Med. 2011;5(4):e183-92. Read more

McGrail K, Bryan S, Davis J. Let's all go to the PROM: the case for routine patient-reported outcome measurement in Canadian healthcare. Healthc Pap. 2011;11(4):8-18. Read more

McGregor MJ, Baumbusch J, Abu-Laban RB, McGrail KM, Andrusiek D, Globerman J, Berg S, Cox MB, Salomons K, Volker J, Ronald L. A survey of nursing home organizational characteristics associated with potentially avoidable hospital transfers and care quality in one large British Columbia health region. Can J Aging. 2011 Dec;30(4):551-61. Read more

McGrail K. How do they do that?: what can we learn from Everett, Washington about improving quality and outcomes without increasing costs? Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Aug 2011. Read more

Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Fan J, McGrail KM, Barer ML, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S. Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery? Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):55-70. Read more

McGrail KM, Evans RG, Barer ML, Kerluke KJ, McKendry R. Diagnosing senescence: contributions to physician expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06. Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):41-54. Read more

Sutherland JM, McGrail KM, Law MR, Barer ML, Crump RT. British Columbia hospitals: examination and assessment of payment reform (B-CHeaPR). BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jun 24;11:150. Read more

Broemeling AM, McGregor MJ, Kozak J, McGrail KM, Ronald LA, Araki Y and Murphy JM. Predictors of hospitalization among long-term home health services clients in one regional health authority in BC: what the interRAI-HC data tells us. Kelowna (BC): Interior Health Authority; 2010. Read more

McGregor MJ, Tate RB, Ronald LA, McGrail KM, Cox MB, Berta W, Broemeling AM. Trends in long-term care staffing by facility ownership in British Columbia, 1996 to 2006.  Health Rep. 2010 Dec;21(4):27-33. Read more

Ng E, McGrail KM, Johnson JA. Hospitalization risk in a type 2 diabetes cohort. Health Rep. 2010 Sep;21(3):29-35. Read more

Sanmartin C, McGrail K, Dunbar M, Bohm E. Using population data to measure outcomes of care: the case of hip and knee replacements. Health Rep. 2010 Jun;21(2):23-30. Read more

McGrail K, Law M, Hébert PC. No more dithering on e-health: let's keep patients safe instead. CMAJ. 2010 Apr 6;182(6):535. Read more

McGrail K, Zierler A, Ip I. Getting what we pay for? The value-for-money challenge. Healthc Pap. 2009;9(4):8-22. Read more

McGrail KM, Zierler A, Ip I. Getting from here to there. Healthc Pap. 2009; 9(4):52-55. Read more

McGrail KM, van Doorslaer E, Ross NA, Sanmartin C. Income-related health inequalities in Canada and the United States: a decomposition analysis. Am J Public Health. 2009 Oct;99(10):1856-63. Read more