Policy Evaluation

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.


Panagiotoglou D, Law MR, McGrail K. Effect of Hospital Closures on Acute Care Outcomes in British Columbia, Canada: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Med Care. 2017 Jan;55(1):50-56. Read more

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Chan F, Harrison M, Law M. The impact of medication reviews by community pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2016:56(5):513-20. 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. Can Med Assoc J. 2016;188(15). Read more

Barer M, Engelhardt M, Hedden L, Mooney D. Contested Ground: Why are some policies healthy and others not? Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2016. Read more

Sutherland JM, Crump RT, Chan A, Liu G, Yue E, Bair M. Health of patients on the waiting list: Opportunity to improve health in Canada?. Health Policy. 2016 Jul 31;120(7):749-57. 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

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

Gomes T, Martins D, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, Law MR. The impact of policies to reduce blood glucose test strip utilization and costs in Canada. Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 30;106(4):e210-6. Read more

Law MR, Kratzer J, Cheng L, Donovan S. Utilization patterns and reimbursement options for diabetes test strips in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; June 2014. 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

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

Levesque J-F, Pineault R, Grimard D, Burge F, Haggerty J, Hogg W, Katz A, Wong ST. Looking backward to move forward: a synthesis of primary health care reform evaluations in Canadian provinces. Montréal (QC): Équipe santé des populations et Services de santé, Secteur Services préventifs en milieu clinique, Direction de santé publique, Agence de la santé et des Services sociaux de Montréal ; Québec (QC): Direction de l'analyse et de l'évaluation des systèmes de soins et Services, Institut national de santé publique du Québec ; Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Jan 2012. Read more

Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Fan J, McGrail KM, Barer ML, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S. Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery? Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):55-70. 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

Watson DE, McGrail KM. More doctors or better care? Healthc Policy. 2009 Aug;5(1):26-31.Read more