Health Services Utilization

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.


McGrail KM, Ahuja MA, Leaver CA. Virtual Visits and Patient-Centered Care: Results of a Patient Survey and Observational Study. J Med Internet Res. 2017 May 26;19(5):e177. Read more

Law M, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail K, Chan F, Majumdar S. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. 2017 May 15; 189(19). Read more

Maginley KS. Hormonal contraceptive use in Canada : levels, trends, and determinants among reproductive-aged women in British Columbia (T). University of British Columbia; 2017. Read more

Schoenbaum M, Sutherland JM, Chappel A, Azrin S, Goldstein AB, Rupp A, Heinssen RK. Twelve-Month Health Care Use and Mortality in Commercially Insured Young People With Incident Psychosis in the United States. Schizophr Bull. 2017 Apr 7. Read more

Hohl CM, Partovi N, Ghement I, Wickham ME, McGrail K, Reddekopp LN, Sobolev B. Impact of early in-hospital medication review by clinical pharmacists on health services utilization. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 13;12(2):e0170495. Read more

Housden LM, Wong ST. Using Group Medical Visits With Those Who Have Diabetes: Examining the Evidence. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Dec;16(12):134. Read more

Singian K, Price M, Bungay V, Wong ST. Using Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network data to examine depression in patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open 2016;4(3):E417-E423. Read more

McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016;60(7):4106–18. 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 S. The chronic disease explosion: artificial bang or empirical whimper? BMJ. 2016 Mar;352:i1312. Read more

Sobolev B, Guy P, Sheehan KJ, Kuramoto L, Bohm E, Beaupre L, Sutherland JM, Dunbar M, Griesdale D, Morin SN, Harvey E; Canadian Collaborative Study on Hip Fractures. Time trends in hospital stay after hip fracture in Canada, 2004–2012: database study. Arch Osteoporos. 2016;11(1). 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

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 Dec;34(4):492-505. Read more

Gladstone EJ, Smolina K, Weymann D, Rutherford K, Morgan SG. Geographic Variations in Prescription Opioid Dispensations and Deaths Among Women and Men in British Columbia, Canada. Med Care. 2015 Nov;53(11):954-9. Read more

Sivananthan SN. Diagnosis & disruption : understanding guideline-consistent dementia care and patterns of transitions experienced by individuals with dementia (T). University of British Columbia; 2015. Read more

Lavergne MR. Understanding geographic variation in health care costs in British Columbia (T). University of British Columbia; 2015. Read more

McGregor MJ, McGrail KM, Abu-Laban RB, Ronald LA, Baumbusch J, Andrusiek D, Cox MB. Emergency department visit rates and patterns in Canada's Vancouver coastal health region. Can J Aging. 2014 Jun;33(2):154-62. Read more

McGregor MJ, Abu-Laban RB, Ronald LA, McGrail KM, Andrusiek D, Baumbusch J, Cox MB, Salomons K, Schulzer M, Kuramoto L. Nursing home characteristics associated with resident transfers to emergency departments. Can J Aging. 2014 Mar;33(1):38-48. 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

Morgan S, Smolina K, Mooney D, Raymond C, Bowen M, Gorczynski C, Rutherford K. Canadian Rx atlas. 3rd edition. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Dec 2013. Read more