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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

Value from Healthcare and Why It Is Needed in Canada

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland is guest editor the October 2019 issue of Healthcare Papers, focused on value in healthcare in Canada – also the topic of the 2019 CHSPR Conference. The issue presents commentaries exploing options for improving the value from public spending on healthcare. Commonalities among the articles indicate that improving value from healthcare should focus on understanding what matters to patients and their caregivers and on measuring health and health outcomes, and that changes in financial incentives are overdue to support a higher degree of integration between providers and their organizations.

Sutherland JM. Value from Healthcare and Why It Is Needed in Canada. Healthc Pap. 2019 Oct;18(3):4-7. Read more


Recent Publications

Peterson S, Yung S, Beaumier J, Lavergne R, McGrail K. Residential care and administrative data in British Columbia: Developing methods to identify residents. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2020.Read more

Johnston S, Hogg W, Wong ST, Burge F, Peterson S. Differences in Mode Preferences, Response Rates, and Mode Effect Between Automated Email and Phone Survey Systems for Patients of Primary Care Practices: Cross-Sectional Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jan 11;23(1):e21240. Read more

Holbrook AM, Wang M, Lee M, Chen Z, Garcia M, Nguyen L, Ford A, Manji S, Law MR. Cost-related medication nonadherence in Canada: a systematic review of prevalence, predictors, and clinical impact. Syst Rev. 2021 Jan 6;10(1):11. Read more

O'Doherty KC, Shabani M, Dove ES, Bentzen HB, Borry P, Burgess MM, Chalmers D, De Vries J, Eckstein L, Fullerton SM, Juengst E, Kato K, Kaye J, Knoppers BM, Koenig BA, Manson SM, McGrail KM, McGuire AL, Meslin EM, Nicol D, Prainsack B, Terry SF, Thorogood A, Burke W. Toward better governance of human genomic data. Nat Genet. 2021 Jan;53(1):2-8. Read more

Sutherland JM, Albanese CM, Crump T, Liu G, Karimuddin A. The minimally important difference of the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index for symptomatic gallstone surgery. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan 4. Online ahead of print. Read more

Yung S. Immigrant Status and Unmet Home Care Needs: Results from the Canadian Community Health Survey. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-01135-x. Online ahead of print. Read more

El Adam S, Martin-Matthews A, Sakamoto M, Strumpf E, McGrail KM, Aaltonen M. Dementia and Poor Continuity of Primary Care Delay Hospital Discharge in Older Adults: A Population-Based Study From 2001 to 2016. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Dec 22:S1525-8610(20)31016-1. Online ahead of print. Read more

Sutherland JM. Health Services Research and Government’s Spending on Healthcare Programs: A Welcome Misalignment? Healthc Policy. 2020 Nov;16(2):6-13. Read more

Wong J, Milroy S, Sun K, Iorio P, Seto M, Monakova J, Sutherland JM. Reallocating Cancer Surgery Payments for Alternate Level of Care in Ontario: What Are the Options? Healthc Policy. 2020 Nov;16(2):41-54. Read more

Jerath A, Sutherland J, Austin PC, Ko DT, Wijeysundera HC, Fremes S, Karanicolas P, McCormack D, Wijeysundera DN. Delayed discharge after major surgical procedures in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2020 Nov 16;192(46):E1440-E1452. Read more

Qureshi D, Isenberg S, Tanuseputro P, Moineddin R, Quinn K, Meaney C, McGrail K, Seow H, Webber C, Fowler R, Hsu A. Describing the characteristics and healthcare use of high-cost acute care users at the end of life: a pan-Canadian population-based study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Oct 31;20(1):997. Read more

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