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.


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

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

Kozhimannil K, Law MR, Virnig B. Cesarean delivery rates vary tenfold among US hospitals; reducing variation may address quality and cost issues. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Mar;32(3):527-35. Read more

Lavergne MR, McGrail K. What, if anything, does amenable mortality tell us about regional health system performance? Healthc Policy. 2013 Feb;8(3):79-90. 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

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

Broemeling AM, McGregor MJ, Kozak J, McGrail KM, Ronald LA, Araki Y and Murphy JM. Predictors of hospitalization among long-term home health services clients in one regional health authority in BC: what the interRAI-HC data tells us. Kelowna (BC): Interior Health Authority; 2010. Read more

Song Y, Skinner J, Bynum J, Sutherland J, Wennberg JE, Fisher ES. Regional variations in diagnostic practices. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 1;363(1):45-53. Read more

Hanley GE, Morgan S, Reid RJ. Explaining prescription drug use and expenditures using the adjusted clinical groups case-mix system in the population of British Columbia, Canada.  Med Care. 2010 May;48(5):402-8. Read more

Poole B, Black C, Gelmon K, Kan L. Is Canadian women's breast cancer screening behaviour associated with having a family doctor? Can Fam Physician. 2010 Apr;56(4):e150-7. Read more

Gottlieb DJ, Zhou W, Song Y, Andrews KG, Skinner JS, Sutherland JM. Prices don't drive regional Medicare spending variations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Mar-Apr;29(3):537-43. Read more

McGrail KM, Broemeling AM, McGregor MJ, Salomons K, Ronald LA, McKendry R. Home health services in British Columbia: a portrait of users and trends over time. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Oct 2008. Read more

Watson D, Mooney D, McKendry R, Martin D, McLeod C, Regan S, Wong S. On the road to renewal: mapping primary health care in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Sept 2009. Read more

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Hanley G, Mooney D. The British Columbia medical and hospital atlas : a companion to the British Columbia Rx atlas, 2nd edition. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Sept 2009. Read more

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Hanley G, Mooney D. The British Columbia Rx atlas, 2nd edition. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Sept 2009. Read more

Hanley GE, Morgan SG. Chronic catastrophes: exploring the concentration and sustained nature of ambulatory prescription drug expenditures in the population of British Columbia, Canada. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Mar;68(5):919-24. Read more

Morgan S, Raymond C, Mooney D, Martin D. The Canadian Rx atlas, 2nd edition. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Dec 2008. Read more