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.


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

Bryan S, Broesch J, Dalzell K, Davis JC, Dawes M, Doyle-Waters MM, Lewis SJ, McGrail KM, McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Sawatzky R. What are the most effective ways to measure patient health outcomes of primary health care integration through PROM (Patient Reported Outcome Measurement) instruments? Vancouver (BC): Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation; Apr 2013. Read more

Lavoie JG, Wong ST, Chongo M, Browne AJ, MacLeod ML, Ulrich C. Group medical visits can deliver on patient-centred care objectives: results from a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Apr 29;13:155. Read more

Valaitis R, McCarthy J, Nelligan P, MacDonald M, Wong ST, Martin-Misener R, Meagher-Stewart D, O’Mara L, REISS team. Strengthening primary health care through primary care and public health collaboration: final report for CHSRF. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Dec 2012. Read more

Martin-Misener R, Valaitis R, Wong ST, Macdonald M, Meagher-Stewart D, Kaczorowski J, O-Mara L, Savage R, Austin P; Strengthening Primary Health Care through Public Health and Primary Care Collaborations Team. A scoping literature review of collaboration between primary care and public health. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2012 Oct;13(4):327-46. Read more

Browne AJ, Varcoe CM, Wong ST, Smye VL, Lavoie J, Littlejohn D, Tu D, Godwin O, Krause M, Khan KB, Fridkin A, Rodney P, O'Neil J, Lennox S. Closing the health equity gap: evidence-based strategies for primary health care organizations. Int J Equity Health. 2012 Oct 13;11:59. Read more

Wong ST, Lynam MJ, Khan KB, Scott L, Loock C. The social paediatrics initiative: a RICHER model of primary health care for at risk children and their families. BMC Pediatr. 2012 Oct 4;12:158. Read more

Valaitis R, Martin-Misener R, Wong ST, MacDonald M, Meagher-Stewart D, Austin P, Kaczorowski J, O-Mara L, Savage R; Strengthening Primary Health Care through Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration Team. Methods, strategies and technologies used to conduct a scoping literature review of collaboration between primary care and public health. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2012 Jul;13(3):219-36. Read more