Sandra Peterson

Publications authored by Sandra Peterson 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.


McGrail K, Lavergne MR, Ahuja M, Yung S, Peterson S. Patient and primary care physician characteristics associated with billing incentives for chronic diseases in British Columbia: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open; May 5, 2020: E319-E327. Read more

Huang X, Peterson S, Lavergne R, Ahuja M, McGrail K. Predicting the Cost of Health Care Services: A Comparison of Case-mix Systems and Comorbidity Indices That Use Administrative Data. Med Care. 2019 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Katz A, Enns J, Wong ST, Williamson T, Singer A, McGrail K, Bakal JA, Taylor C, Peterson S. Challenges Associated with Cross-Jurisdictional Analyses using Administrative Health Data and Primary Care Electronic Medical Records in Canada. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2018;3(3). Read more

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K. Effect of incentive payments on chronic disease management and health services use in British Columbia, Canada: Interrupted time series analysis. Health Policy. 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K. A population-based analysis of incentive payments to primary care physicians for the care of patients with complex disease. Can Med Assoc J. 2016;188(15). 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

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

Black C, Mooney D, Peterson S. Patient experiences with outpatient cancer care in British Columbia, 2012/13. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Jan 2014. 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

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

Green ME, Wong ST, Lavoie JG, Kwong J, MacWilliam L, Peterson S, Liu G, Katz A. Admission to hospital for pneumonia and influenza attributable to 2009 pandemic A/H1N1 influenza in First Nations communities in three provinces of Canada. BMC Public Health. 2013 Oct 30;13:1029. 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

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

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

Wong S, Peterson S, Black C. Patient activation in primary healthcare: a comparison between healthier individuals and those with a chronic illness. Med Care. 2011 May;49(5):469-79. Read more

Watson D, Peterson S, Black CD. In pursuit of quality: opportunities to improve patient experiences in British Columbian emergency departments. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Jan 2009. Read more

Wong ST, Peterson S, Regan S, Watson DE, Black C. Understanding British Columbians’ experiences with primary health care: developing a sector-specific survey. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Sept 2007. Read more

Watson DE, Mooney D, Peterson S. Patient experiences with ambulatory cancer care in British Columbia, 2005/06. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Mar 2007. Read more

Watson D, Black C, Peterson S, Mooney D, Reid RJ. Who are the primary health care physicians in British Columbia? 1996/97-2004/05. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Aug 2006. Read more