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.


Martin-Misener R, Wong ST, Johnston S, Blackman S, Scott C, Hogg W, Burge F, Grool AM, Campbell JL, Wuite S. Regional variation in primary care improvement strategies and policy: case studies that consider qualitative contextual data for performance measurement in three Canadian provinces. BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 17;9(10):e029622. Read more

Lavergne MR, Goldsmith LJ, Grudniewicz A, Rudoler D, Marshall EG, Ahuja M, Blackie D, Burge F, Gibson RJ, Glazier RH, Hawrylyshyn S, Hedden L, Hernandez-Lee J, Horrey K, Joyce M, Kiran T, MacKenzie A, Mathews M, McCracken R, McGrail K, McKay M, McPherson C, Mitra G, Sampalli T, Scott I, Snadden D, Murphy GT, Wong ST. Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC) physicians and workforce planning implications: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24;9(9):e030477. Read more

Murphy P, Burge F, Wong ST. Measurement and rural primary health care: a scoping review. Rural Remote Health. 2019 Aug;19(3):4911. Read more

Johnston S, Abelson J, Wong ST, Langton J, Hogel M, Burge F, Hogg W. Citizen perspectives on the use of publicly reported primary care performance information: Results from citizen-patient dialogues in three Canadian provinces. Health Expect. 2019 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Wong ST, Burge F, Johnston S, Hogg W, Haggerty J, on behalf of the TRANSFORMATION team. The TRANSFORMATION primary health care patient experiences survey in French and English: A technical report. Vancouver, BC: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; April 2019. Read more

McGrail K, Ahuja M, Huang X, Law M, Wong S, Harrison M, McGregor M, Berg S, Bryan S, Mitton C. An Evaluation of the Accelerated Integrated Primary and Community Care Initiatives. Vancouver, BC: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; April 2019. Read more

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

Breton M, Smithman MA, Vandesrasier A, Kreindler S, Sasseville M, Sutherland J, Green M, Jbilou J, Shaw J, Marshall EG, Crooks VA, Brousselle A, Contandriopoulos D, Wong ST. Attaching Patients in Primary Care Through Centralized Waiting Lists: Seven Canadian Provinces Compared. Health Reform Observer. 2019;7(1). Read more

Lavergne MR, Scott I, Mitra G, Snadden D, Blackie D, Goldsmith LJ, Rudoler D, Hedden L, Grudniewicz A, Ahuja MA, Marshall EG. Regional differences in where and how family medicine residents intend to practise: a cross-sectional survey analysis. CMAJ Open. 2019 Feb 28;7(1):E124-E130. 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