Primary Health Care

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 L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL, McCracken R, Barer ML. Trends in Providing Out-of-Office, Urgent After-Hours, and On-Call Care in British Columbia. Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):116-124. Read more

Lavoie JG, Wong ST, Ibrahim N, O'Neil JD, Green M, Ward A. Underutilized and undertheorized: the use of hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions for assessing the extent to which primary healthcare services are meeting needs in British Columbia First Nation communities. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jan 18;19(1):50. Read more

Kendall C, Fitzgerald M, Kang RS, Wong ST, Katz A, Fortin M, Dionne E, Kuluski K, O'Brien MA, Ploeg J, Crowe L, Liddy C. "Still learning and evolving in our approaches": patient and stakeholder engagement among Canadian community-based primary health care researchers. Res Involv Engagem. 2018 Dec 3;4:47. eCollection 2018. Read more

Wong ST, Langton JM, Katz A, Fortin M, Godwin M, Green M, Grunfeld E, Hassani K, Kendall C, Liddy C, Ploeg J, Wodchis WP, Haggerty JL. Promoting cross-jurisdictional primary health care research: developing a set of common indicators across 12 community-based primary health care teams in Canada. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2018 Nov 6:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Ben Charif A, Hassani K, Wong ST, Zomahoun HTV, Fortin M, Freitas A, Katz A, Kendall CE, Liddy C, Nicholson K, Petrovic B, Ploeg J, Légaré F. Assessment of scalability of evidence-based innovations in community-based primary health care: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2018 Nov 2;6(4):E520-E527. Read more

Ford-Gilboe M, Wathen CN, Varcoe C, Herbert C, Jackson BE, Lavoie JG, Pauly BB, Perrin NA, Smye V, Wallace B, Wong ST, Browne AJ. How Equity-Oriented Health Care Affects Health: Key Mechanisms and Implications for Primary Health Care Practice and Policy. Milbank Q. 2018 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavoie JG, Ward A, Wong ST, Ibrahim N, Morton D, O'Neil JD, Green M. Hospitalization for mental health related ambulatory care sensitive conditions: what are the trends for First Nations in British Columbia? Int J Equity Health. 2018 Oct 3;17(1):156. Read more

Browne AJ, Varcoe C, Ford-Gilboe M, Nadine Wathen C, Smye V, Jackson BE, Wallace B, Pauly BB, Herbert CP, Lavoie JG, Wong ST, Blanchet Garneau A. Disruption as opportunity: Impacts of an organizational health equity intervention in primary care clinics. Int J Equity Health. 2018 Sep 27;17(1):154. Read more

Waibel S, Wong ST, Katz A, Levesque JF, Nibber R, Haggerty J. The influence of patient-clinician ethnocultural and language concordance on continuity and quality of care: a cross-sectional analysis. CMAJ Open. 2018 Jul 19;6(3):E276-E284. Read more

Wong ST, Hogg W, Burge F, Johnston S, French I, Blackman S. Using the CollaboraKTion framework to report on primary care practice recruitment and data collection: costs and successes in a cross-sectional practice-based survey in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, Canada. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jun 13;19(1):87. Read more

Valaitis R, Meagher-Stewart D, Martin-Misener R, Wong ST, MacDonald M, O'Mara L; Strengthening Primary Health Care through Primary Care and Public Health Collaboration Team. Organizational factors influencing successful primary care and public health collaboration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Jun 7;18(1):420. Read more

Li A, Cronin S, Bai YQ, Walker K, Ammi M, Hogg W, Wong ST, Wodchis WP. Assessing the representativeness of physician and patient respondents to a primary care survey using administrative data. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 May 30;19(1):77. Read more

Breton M, Wong ST, Smithman MA, Kreindler S, Jbilou J, Sutherland J, Brousselle A, Shaw J, Crooks VA, Contandriopoulos D, Sasseville M, Green M. Centralized Waiting Lists for Unattached Patients in Primary Care: Learning from an Intervention Implemented in Seven Canadian Provinces. Healthc Policy. 2018 May;13(4):65-82. Read more

Valaitis RK, O'Mara L, Wong ST, MacDonald M, Murray N, Martin-Misener R, Meagher-Stewart D. Strengthening primary health care through primary care and public health collaboration: the influence of intrapersonal and interpersonal factors. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2018 Apr 12:1-14. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

McGregor MJ, Cox MB, Slater JM, Poss J, McGrail KM, Ronald LA, Sloan J, Schulzer M. A before-after study of hospital use in two frail populations receiving different home-based services over the same time in Vancouver, Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Apr 5;18(1):248. Read more

Wong ST, MacDonald M, Martin-Misener R, Meagher-Stewart D, O'Mara L, Valaitis RK. What systemic factors contribute to collaboration between primary care and public health sectors? An interpretive descriptive study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Dec 1;17(1):796. Read more

Johnston S, Wong ST, Blackman S, Chau LW, Grool AM, Hogg W. Can a customer relationship management program improve recruitment for primary care research studies? Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2017 Nov 16:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K. Effect of incentive payments on chronic disease management and health services use in British Columbia, Canada: Interrupted time series analysis. Health Policy. 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Hedden L, Barer M, McGrail K, Law M, Bourgeault I. In British Columbia, the supply of primary care physicians grew, but their rate of clinical activity declined. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Nov;36(11):1904-1911. Read more

Iacoe E, Ratner PA, Wong ST, Mackay MH. A cross-sectional study of ethnicity-based differences in treatment seeking for symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print] Read more