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.


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

Levesque J-F, Pineault R, Grimard D, Burge F, Haggerty J, Hogg W, Katz A, Wong ST. Looking backward to move forward: a synthesis of primary health care reform evaluations in Canadian provinces. Montréal (QC): Équipe santé des populations et Services de santé, Secteur Services préventifs en milieu clinique, Direction de santé publique, Agence de la santé et des Services sociaux de Montréal ; Québec (QC): Direction de l'analyse et de l'évaluation des systèmes de soins et Services, Institut national de santé publique du Québec ; Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Jan 2012. Read more

Terry AL, Stewart M, Fortin M, Wong ST, Kennedy M, Burge F, Birtwhistle R, Grava-Gubins I, Webster G, Thind A. How does Canada stack up? A bibliometric analysis of the primary healthcare electronic medical record literature. Inform Prim Care. 2012;20(4):233-40. Read more

Wong S, Peterson S, Black C. Patient activation in primary healthcare: a comparison between healthier individuals and those with a chronic illness. Med Care. 2011 May;49(5):469-79. Read more

Bhattacharyya O, Delu Y, Wong ST, Bowen C. Evolution of primary care in China 1997-2009. Health Policy. 2011 May;100(2-3):174-80. Read more

Terry AL, Stewart M, Thind A, Burge F, Birtwhistle R, Fortin M, Wong ST, Charlebois M, Grava-Gubins I, MacLean J, Webster G, Kennedy, M.  Primary health care electronic medical records: gaps in knowledge and research in Canada. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Institutes of Health Research; 2010. Read more

Wong ST, MacDonald M, Valaitis RK, Kaczorowski J, Munroe V, Blatherwick J. An environmental scan of primary care and public health in the province of British Columbia: a series report. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Apr 2010. Read more

Stubbs D, Krebs E, Bair M, Damush T, Wu J, Sutherland J, Kroenke K. Sex Differences in Pain and Pain-Related Disability among Primary Care Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Pain Med. 2010 Feb;11(2):232-9. Read more

Regan S, Wong ST, Watson DE. Public perspectives on health human resources in primary healthcare: context, choices and change. Healthc Policy. 2010 Feb;5(3):e162-72. Read more

Watson DE, Broemeling AM, Wong ST. A results-based logic model for primary healthcare: a conceptual foundation for population-based information systems. Healthc Policy. 2009 Nov;5 Spec no:33-46. Read more

Wong ST, Watson DE, Young E, Mooney D. Supply and distribution of primary healthcare registered nurses in British Columbia. Healthc Policy. 2009 Nov;5 Spec no:91-104. Read more