Health Human Resources

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.


Hedden LK. Beyond full-time equivalents: gender differences in activity and practice patterns for BC’s primary care physicians (T). University of British Columbia; 2015. Read more

McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Poss JW, McGrail KM, Kuramoto L, Huang HC, Bryan S. 24/7 Registered Nurse Staffing Coverage in Saskatchewan Nursing Homes and Acute Hospital Use. Can J Aging. 2015 Nov 16:1-14. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Morgan SG, Marra C, Lynd LD, Majumdar SR. Impact of allowing pharmacists to independently renew prescriptions: A population-based study. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2015 Jul 1;55(4):398-404. Read more

Zillich AJ, Jaynes HA, Bex SD, Boldt AS, Walston CM, Ramsey DC, Sutherland JM, Bravata DM. Evaluation of pharmacist care for hypertension in the Veterans Affairs patient-centered medical home: a retrospective case-control study. Am J Med. 2015 May;128(5):539.e1-6.  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

Hohl CM, McGrail K, Sobolev B. The effect of pharmacist-led medication review in high-risk patients in the emergency department: an evaluation protocol. CMAJ Open. 2015 Jan 13;3(1):E103-10. Read more

Hedden L, Barer ML, Cardiff K, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL. The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review. Hum Resour Health. 2014 Jun 4;12:32. 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

Barer ML, Evans RG, Hedden L. Two wings and a prayer: should Canada make it easier for Canadian doctors trained abroad to enter practice here? Healthc Policy. 2014 May;9(4):12-9. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG, Hedden L. False hope for Canadians who study medicine abroad. CMAJ. 2014 Apr 15;186(7):552. Read more

Wong ST, Farrally V. Implementation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; 2013. 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

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

Mills L, Wong ST, Bhagat R, Quail D, Triolet K, Weber T. Developing and sustaining leadership in public health nursing: findings from one British Columbia health authority. Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2012 Dec;25(4):63-75. Read more

Law MR, Ma T, Fisher J, Sketris IS. Independent pharmacist prescribing in Canada. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2012 Jan;145(1):17-23.e1. 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

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

Law MR, Morgan SG, Majumdar SR, Lynd LD, Marra CA. Effects of prescription adaptation by pharmacists.  BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Nov 17;10:313. Read more

UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Lost in knowledge translation?: innovations in health human resources policy : a summary of the 2010 CHSPR Health Policy Conference. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Mar 2010. Read more

Evans RG, Schneider D, Barer M. Health Human Resources Productivity: What it is, how it’s measured, why (how you measure) it matters, and who’s thinking about it. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Feb 2010. Read more