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.


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

Wong ST, Browne AJ, Varcoe C, Lavoie J, Fridkin A, Smye V, Godwin O, Tu D. Development of health equity indicators in primary health care organizations using a modified Delphi. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 5;9(12):e114563.  Read more

Bryan S, Davis J, Broesch J, Doyle-Waters MM, Lewis S, McGrail K, McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Sawatzky R, Dalzell K, Dawes M, Smith M. Choosing your partner for the PROM: a review of evidence on patient-reported outcome measures for use in primary and community care. Healthc Policy. 2014 Nov;10(2):38-51. Read more

Terry AL, Stewart M, Fortin M, Wong ST, Kennedy M, Burge F, Birtwhistle R, Grava-Gubins I, Webster G, Thind A. Gaps in primary healthcare electronic medical record research and knowledge: findings of a pan-Canadian study. Healthc Policy. 2014;10(1):46-59. Read more

Wong ST, Manca D, Barber D, Morkem R, Khan S, Kotecha J, Williamson T, Birtwhistle R, Patten S. The diagnosis of depression and its treatment in Canadian primary care practices: an epidemiological study. CMAJ Open. 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E337-42. Read more

Williamson T, Green ME, Birtwhistle R, Khan S, Garies S, Wong ST, Natarajan N, Manca D, Drummond N. Validating the 8 CPCSSN case definitions for chronic disease surveillance in a primary care database of electronic health records. Ann Fam Med. 2014 Jul;12(4):367-72. d Read more

Stewart M, Wuite S, Ramsden V, Burge F, Beaulieu MD, Fortin M, Godwin M, Harris S, Reid G, Haggerty J, Brown JB, Thomas R, Wong S. Transdisciplinary understandings and training on research: successfully building research capacity in primary health care. Can Fam Physician. 2014 Jun;60(6):581-2. Read more

Hedden L, Barer ML, Cardiff K, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL. The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review. Hum Resour Health. 2014 Jun 4;12:32. 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

Wong ST, Black C, Cutler F, Brooke R, Haggerty JL, Levesque JF. Patient-reported confidence in primary healthcare: are there disparities by ethnicity or language? BMJ Open. 2014 Feb 25;4(2):e003884. Read more

Wong ST, Farrally V. Implementation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; 2013. Read more

Lavergne R, McGrail K, Peterson S, Sivananthan S, McKendry R, Mooney D. Defining and measuring full service family practice in BC, 1991-2006. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Aug 2013. Read more

Wong ST, Lavoie JG, Browne AJ, Macleod ML, Chongo M. Patient confidentiality within the context of group medical visits: is there cause for concern? Health Expect. 2013 Dec 9. Read more

Housden L, Wong ST, Dawes M. Effectiveness of group medical visits for improving diabetes care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2013 Sep 17;185(13):E635-44. Read more

Haggerty JL, Lévesque JF, Hogg W, Wong S. The strength of primary care systems.  BMJ. 2013 Jun 13;346:f3777. Read more

Wong ST, Haggerty J. Measuring patient experiences in primary health care: a review and classification of items and scales used in publicly-available questionnaires.  Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; May 2013. Read more