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 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

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

Law MR, Ystma A, Morgan SG. The short-term impact of Ontario's generic pricing reforms. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e23030. Read more

Sutherland JM, Crump RT. Exploring alternate level of care (ALC) and the role of funding policies: an evolving evidence based for Canada. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Sept 2011. 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

Morgan S, Cunningham C. Population aging and the determinants of healthcare expenditures: the case of hospital, medical and pharmaceutical care in british columbia, 1996 to 2006. Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):68-79. 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

Sutherland JM, Barer ML, Evans RG, Crump RT. Will paying the piper change the tune? Healthc Policy. 2011 May;6(4):14-21. Read more

Sutherland JM. Hospital payment mechanisms: an overview and options for Canada. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Mar 2011. Read more

Birkmeyer JD, Gust C, Baser O, Dimick JB, Sutherland JM, Skinner JS. Medicare payments for common inpatient procedures: implications for episode-based payment bundling.  Health Serv Res. 2010 Dec;45(6 Pt 1):1783-95. Read more

Sutherland JM, Hamm J, Hatcher J. Adjusting case mix payment amounts for inaccurately reported comorbidity data.  Health Care Manag Sci. 2010 Mar;13(1):65-73. 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

Sutherland JM, Fisher ES, Skinner JS. Getting past denial--the high cost of health care in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2009 Sep 24;361(13):1227-30. Read more

McGrail K. Value for money: making Canadian health care stronger. Toronto (ON): Health Council of Canada; Feb 2009. Read more

Morgan S. Prescription drug financing. In: Lu M, Jonsson E, editors. Financing health care: new ideas for a changing society. Weinheim (Germany): Wiley-Blackwell; 2008. 81-104. Read more

McGrail K. Medicare financing and redistribution in british columbia, 1992 and 2002. Healthc Policy. 2007 May;2(4):123-37. Read more

McGrail KM, McGregor MJ, Cohen M, Tate RB, Ronald LA. For-profit versus not-for-profit delivery of long-term care. CMAJ. 2007 Jan 2;176(1):57-8. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG. Health care in Canada: organization, financing and access. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; June 2001. Read more