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, 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. 2017;36(11):1904-1911. Read more

Misfeldt R, Suter E, Mallinson S, Boakye O, Wong S, Nasmith L. Exploring Context and the Factors Shaping Team-Based Primary Healthcare Policies in Three Canadian Provinces: A Comparative Analysis. Healthc Policy. 2017 Aug;13(1):74-93. Read more

Suter E, Mallinson S, Misfeldt R, Boakye O, Nasmith L, Wong ST. Advancing team-based primary health care: a comparative analysis of policies in western Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jul 17;17(1):493. Read more

Morkem R, Williamson T, Patten S, Queenan JA, Wong ST, Manca D, Barber D. Trends in antidepressant prescribing to children and adolescents in Canadian primary care: A time‐series analysis. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2017 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Katz A, Herpai N, Smith G, Aubrey-Bassler K, Breton M, Boivin A, Hogg W, Miedema B, Pang J, Wodchis WP, Wong ST. Alignment of Canadian Primary Care With the Patient Medical Home Model: A QUALICO-PC Study. Ann Fam Med. 2017 May;15(3):230-236. Read more

Anisimowicz Y, Bowes AE, Thompson AE, Miedema B, Hogg WE, Wong ST, Katz A, Burge F, Aubrey-Bassler K, Yelland GS, Wodchis WP. Computer use in primary care practices in Canada. Can Fam Physician. 2017 May;63(5):e284-e290. Read more

Breton M, Green M, Kreindler S, Sutherland J, Jbilou J, Wong ST, Shaw J, Crooks VA, Contandriopoulos D, Smithman MA, Brousselle A. A comparative analysis of centralized waiting lists for patients without a primary care provider implemented in six Canadian provinces: study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jan 21;17(1):60. Read more

Housden L, Browne AJ, Wong ST, Dawes M. Attending to power differentials: How NP-led group medical visits can influence the management of chronic conditions. Health Expect. 2017 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Terry A, Stewart M, Fortin M, Wong S, Grava-Gubins I, Ashley L, Sullivan-Taylor P, Sullivan S, Thind A. Stepping Up to the Plate: An Agenda for Research and Policy Action on Electronic Medical Records in Canadian Primary Healthcare. 2016; 12(2): 19-32. Read more

Langton J, Wong S, Johnston S, Abelson J, Ammi M, Burge F, Campbell J, Haggerty J, Hogg W, Wodchis W, McGrail K. Primary Care Performance Measurement and Reporting at a Regional Level: Could a Matrix Approach Provide Actionable Information for Policy Makers and Clinicians? Healthcare Policy. 2016; 12(2): 33-51. Read more

Housden L, Wong ST, Browne AJ, Dawes M. Complexities of introducing group medical visits with nurse practitioners in British Columbia. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. 2016 Nov;17(4):198-207. 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

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

Hogg WE, Wong ST, Burge F. Statistical research: lost in translation? If you want to get doctors onside, speak their language. Can Fam Physician. 2016 Jun;62(6):524. Read more

Miedema B, Easley J, Thompson AE, Boivin A, Aubrey-Bassler K, Katz A, Hogg WE, Breton M, Francoeur D, Wong ST, Wodchis WP. Do new and traditional models of primary care differ with regard to access?: Canadian QUALICOPC study. Can Fam Physician. 2016 Jan;62(1):54-61. Read more

Levesque JF, Haggerty JL, Hogg W, Burge F, Wong ST, Katz A, Grimard D, Weenink JW, Pineault R. Barriers and Facilitators for Primary Care Reform in Canada: Results from a Deliberative Synthesis across Five Provinces. Healthc Policy. 2015 Nov;11(2):44-57. Read more

Wong ST, Browne A, Lavoie J, Macleod ML, Chongo M, Ulrich C. Incorporating Group Medical Visits into Primary Healthcare: Are There Benefits? Healthc Policy. 2015 Nov;11(2):27-42. Read more

Langton J, McGrail K, Wong S. Workshop Summary: A Matrix Approach to Primary Care Performance Measurement: Developing a High Quality Information System Aligned with Modern Primary Care Practice. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; July 2015. 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

Wong ST, Chau LW, Hogg W, Teare GF, Miedema B, Breton M, Aubrey-Bassler K, Katz A, Burge F, Boivin A, Cooke T, Francoeur D, Wodchis WP. An international cross-sectional survey on the Quality and Costs of Primary Care (QUALICO-PC): recruitment and data collection of places delivering primary care across Canada. BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Feb 18;16:20. Read more