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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

Looking back and moving forward: Addressing health inequities after COVID-19

CHSPR faculty member Kim McGrail, CHSPR PhD student Jeffrey Morgan, and colleague Arjumand Siddiqui offer three questions to guide thinking about health and health inequities after 2020: (1) what do we mean by “health” and “health inequality and inequity”? (2) what are the structures and policies we put in place to support or promote health, and how effective are they? And (3) who has the power to shape structures and policies, and whose interests do those structures and policies serve?

McGrail K, Morgan J, Siddiqi A. Looking back and moving forward: Addressing health inequities after COVID-19. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022 May;9:100232. doi: 10.1016/j.lana.2022.100232. Epub 2022 Mar 17. Read more


Recent Publications

Clark W, Lavoie JG, Mcdonnell L, Nickel N, Anawak J, Brown L, Clark G, Evaluardjuk-Palmer M, Ford F, Dutton R, Wong S, Sanguins J, Katz A. Trends in Inuit health services utilisation in Manitoba: findings from the Qanuinngitsiarutiksait study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2022 Dec;81(1):2073069. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2073069. Read more

Wong ST, Morkem R, Leis J, Levinson W, Patey A, Durance A, Barber D. Potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in Canadian primary care: Results from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Kingston, ON: Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network; April 2022. Read more

Wallström S, Sutherland JM, Kopec JA, Anis AH, Sawatzky R. Distinguishing symptom patterns in adults newly diagnosed with cancer: a latent class analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Apr 20:S0885-3924(22)00692-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.04.172. Online ahead of print. Read more

Staples JA, Ho M, Ferris D, Hayek J, Liu G, Tran KC, Sutherland JM. Outpatient versus inpatient intravenous antimicrobial therapy: a population-based observational cohort study of adverse events and costs. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 19:ciac298. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac298. Online ahead of print. Read more

McClean AR, Law MR, Harrison M, Bansback N, Gomes T, Tadrous M. Uptake of biosimilar drugs in Canada: analysis of provincial policies and usage data. CMAJ. 2022 Apr 19;194(15):E556-E560. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211478. Read more

Alexis SL, Draper PN, Harris D, Sutherland J, Makky S, Nguyen N, Russell JA, Sampath S, Ahmed IH. Improving Bed Utilization in a Cohort of Bariatric Surgical Patients Using a Perioperative Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment and Bed Triage Protocol. Obes Surg. 2022 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-06001-3. Online ahead of print. Read more

Jessri M, Hennessey D, Bader Eddeen A, Bennett C, Zhang Z, Yang Q, Sanmartin C, Manuel D. Sodium, Added Sugar and Saturated Fat Intake in Relation to Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Events in Adults: Canadian National Nutrition Survey Linked with Vital Statistics and Health Administrative Databases. Br J Nutr. 2022 Apr 8:1-33. doi: 10.1017/S000711452200099X. Online ahead of print. Read more

Wong S, Rajapakshe S, Barber D, Patey A, Levinson W, Morkem R, Hurwitz G, Wintermute K, Leis JA. Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infection across a national primary care network in 2019. Can Commun Dis Rep. 2022 Apr 6;48(4):157-163. doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v48i04a06. eCollection 2022 Apr 6. Read more

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