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.


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

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