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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

Lukewich J, Allard M, Ashley L, Aubrey-Bassler K, Bryant-Lukosius D, Klassen T, Magee T, Martin-Misener R, Mathews M, Poitras ME, Roussel J, Ryan D, Schofield R, Tranmer J, Valaitis R, Wong ST. National Competencies for Registered Nurses in Primary Care: A Delphi Study. West J Nurs Res. 2020 Jul 3:193945920935590. Read more

Yao J, Brauer M, Wei J, McGrail KM, Johnston FH, Henderson SB. Sub-Daily Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Ambulance Dispatches during Wildfire Seasons: A Case-Crossover Study in British Columbia, Canada. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Jun;128(6):67006. Epub 2020 Jun 24. Read more

Sutherland JM, Karimuddin A, Liu G, Crump T, Akbar H, Phang T, Redfern K, Manoharan S, Brown CJ, Raval MJ. Health and Quality of Life Among a Cohort of Patients Having Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy for Anal Fissures. Colorectal Dis. 2020 Jun 13. [Online ahead of print.] Read more

Breton M, Smithman MA, Sasseville M, Kreindler SA, Sutherland JM, Beauséjour M, Green M, Marshall EG, Jbilou J, Shaw J, Brousselle A, Contandriopoulos D, Crooks VA, Wong ST. How the design and implementation of centralized waiting lists influence their use and effect on access to healthcare - A realist review. Health Policy. 2020 Jun 1:S0168-8510(20)30120-2. Online ahead of print. Read more

Langton JM, Wong ST, Burge F, Choi A, Ghaseminejad-Tafreshi N, Johnston S, Katz A, Lavergne R, Mooney D, Peterson S, McGrail K. Population Segments as a Tool for Health Care Performance Reporting: An Exploratory Study in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 May 31;21(1):98. Read more

Laba TL, Cheng L, Worthington HC, McGrail KM, Chan FKI, Mamdani M, Law MR. What happens to drug use and expenditure when cost sharing is completely removed? Evidence from a Canadian provincial public drug plan. Health Policy. 2020 May 23:S0168-8510(18)30587-6. Online ahead of print. Read more

Sutherland JM. Engaging With Policy Makers: The Need for Accessible and Timely Health Services and Systems Research in 2020. Healthc Policy. 2020 May;15(4):6-12. Read more

Wiseman S, Crump RT, Sutherland JM. Surgical Wait List Management in Canada During a Pandemic: Many Challenges Ahead. Can J Surg. 2020 May 8;63(3):E226-E228. Read more

McGrail K, Lavergne MR, Ahuja M, Yung S, Peterson S. Patient and primary care physician characteristics associated with billing incentives for chronic diseases in British Columbia: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open; May 5, 2020: E319-E327. Read more

Valaitis RK, Wong ST, MacDonald M, Martin-Misener R, O'Mara L, Meagher-Stewart D, Isaacs S, Murray N, Baumann A, Burge F, Green M, Kaczorowski J, Savage R. Addressing quadruple aims through primary care and public health collaboration: ten Canadian case studies. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 16;20(1):507. Read more

Swanson M, Wong ST, Martin-Misener R, Browne AJ. The role of registered nurses in primary care and public health collaboration: A scoping review. Nurs Open. 2020 Apr 14;7(4):1197-1207. Read more

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