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.
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
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
Beaumier J, Mooney D, Mudaliar V, Thandi M, Wong ST. Working Together While Staying Apart: Care Integration in a Brave New World: Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2021. Read more
Karimuddin A, Sutherland J, Wiseman S. Elective surgery without covid-19 testing will lead to excess morbidity and mortality. BC Medical Journal. 2021 June;63(5). Read more