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As a leader of independent, policy relevant research and graduate training, UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is dedicated to fostering visionary research within a collaborative and innovative research environment. Our work engages and informs health policy on issues that matter to Canadians.


Featured Publication

Do Physician Financial Incentives Reduce Unplanned Hospital Readmissions?

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland and colleagues examined whether physician payments incentivizing enhanced discharge planning reduced subsequent unplanned hospital readmissions, but found that the payment was not associated with meaningful changes in hospital readmission rates, perhaps in part because of incomplete uptake by physicians.

Staples JA, Liu G, Brubacher JR, Karimuddin A, Sutherland JM. Physician Financial Incentives to Reduce Unplanned Hospital Readmissions: an Interrupted Time Series Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May 4. Read more


Recent Publications

Ferreira JBB, Santos LLD, Ribeiro LC, Rodrigues Fracon BR, Wong S. Vulnerability and Primary Health Care: An Integrative Literature Review. J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211049705. Read more

Aponte-Hao S, Wong ST, Thandi M, Ronksley P, McBrien K, Lee J, Grandy M, Mangin D, Katz A, Singer A, Manca D, Williamson T. Machine learning for identification of frailty in Canadian primary care practices. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2021 Sep 10;6(1):1650. Read more

Innes GD, Teichman JMH, Scheuermeyer FX, McRae AD, Grafstein E, Andruchow J, Cheng L, Law MR. Does early intervention improve outcomes for patients with acute ureteral colic? CJEM. 2021 Sep;23(5):679-686. Read more

Hategeka C, Lynd LD, Kenyon C, Tuyisenge L, Law MR. Impact of a Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Emergency Care on Newborn and Child Health Outcomes in Rwanda. Health Policy Plan. 2021 Aug 30:czab109. Online ahead of print. Read more

Seow H, Barbera LC, McGrail K, Burge F, Guthrie DM, Lawson B, Chan KKW, Peacock SJ, Sutradhar R. Effect of Early Palliative Care on End-of-Life Health Care Costs: A Population-Based, Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Aug 13:OP2100299. Online ahead of print. Read more

Hedden L, Ahuja MA, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Barer ML. How long does it take patients to find a new primary care physician when theirs retires: a population-based, longitudinal study. Hum Resour Health. 2021 Jul 23;19(1):92. Read more

Block LJ, Wong ST, Handfield S, Hart R, Currie LM. Comparison of terminology mapping methods for nursing wound care knowledge representation. Int J Med Inform. 2021 Jul 22;153:104539. Online ahead of print. Read more

Clemens S, Wodchis W, McGilton K, McGrail K, McMahon M. The relationship between quality and staffing in long-term care: A systematic review of the literature 2008-2020. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Jul 10;122:104036. Online ahead of print. Read more

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