Health Care Financing and Funding

Publications authored by CHSPR faculty and staff 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.


Sutherland J, Hellsten E. Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need. Toronto, ON: C.D. Howe Institute, 2017. 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. CMAJ. 2016 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sutherland JM, Busse R. Canada: Focus on a country's health system with provincial diversity. Health Policy. 2016 Jul;120(7):729-31. 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 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Hellsten E, Chu S, Crump RT, Yu K, Sutherland JM. New pricing approaches for bundled payments: Leveraging clinical standards and regional variations to target avoidable utilization. Health Policy. 2016 Mar;120(3):316-26. Read more

Hellsten E, Liu G, Yue E, Gao G, Sutherland JM. Improving hospital quality through payment reforms: A policy impact analysis in British Columbia. Healthc Manage Forum. 2016 Jan;29(1):33-8. Read more

Crump T, Repin N, Sutherland J. Reforming long-term care funding in Alberta. Healthc Q. 2015;18(1):26-31. Read more

Sutherland JM. Pricing hospital care: Global budgets and marginal pricing strategies. Health Policy. 2015 Apr 25. Read more

Sutherland JM, Borden WB. Bundled payments for care improvement initiative – insights from the test pilots of payment reform. J Hosp Adm. 2015 Apr; 4(2). Read more

Cheng AH, Sutherland JM. British Columbia's pay-for-performance experiment: part of the solution to reduce emergency department crowding? Health Policy. 2013 Nov;113(1-2):86-92. Read more

Sutherland JM, Repin N, Crump RT, Hellsten E. Paying for hospital services: a hard look at the options. Toronto (ON): C.D. Howe Institute; Apr 2013. Commentary no.378. Read more

Sutherland JM,Repin N, Crump RT. Funding health and social care in Montreal Quebec: a review of the methods and the potential role of incentives. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement; Feb 2013. Read more

Law MR. Money left on the table: generic drug prices in Canada. Healthc Policy. 2013 Feb;8(3):17-25. Read more

Sutherland JM, Repin N, Crump TR. Reviewing the potential roles of financial incentives for funding healthcare in Canada. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement; Dec 2012. Read more

Law M. Canadians pay too much for generic drugs. In: Roos N, Manson Singer S, O’Grady K, Tapp C, Turczak S. Canadian health policy in the news: why evidence matters. University of Manitoba: Evidence Network, 2012; 334-37. 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

Sutherland JM, Hellsten E, Yu K. Bundles: an opportunity to align incentives for continuing care in Canada? Health Policy. 2012 Oct;107(2-3):209-17. Read more

Sutherland JM. Estimating the marginal costs of hospitalizations: discussion paper. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Jun 2012. Read more

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Law M. Changes, challenges, and innovations in pharmaceutical expenditure management. Washington (DC): Commonwealth Fund, 2011 International Symposium on Health Care Policy; 2011. Read more