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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.

Recent Publications

Wickham ME, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cragg A, Hohl CM. Validating use of diagnostic codes in Canadian administrative data for identification of adverse drug events. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2024 Apr 11. doi: 10.1111/bcp.16067. Online ahead of print. Read more

Ghanbarian S, Wong GWK, Bunka M, Edwards L, Cressman S, Conte T, Peterson S, Vijh R, Price M, Schuetz C, Erickson D, Riches L, Landry G, McGrail K, Austin J, Bryan S. A Canadian Simulation Model for Major Depressive Disorder: Study Protocol. Pharmacoecon Open. 2024 Mar 26. doi: 10.1007/s41669-024-00481-y. Online ahead of print. Read more

Aggarwal M, Hutchison B, Wong ST, Katz A, Slade S, Snelgrove D. What factors are associated with the research productivity of primary care researchers in Canada? A qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024 Mar 1;24(1):263. doi: 10.1186/s12913-024-10644-6. Read more

Trenaman L, Guh D, Law MR, Cheng L, Harrison M. Effect of a billing code to reimburse nurse-supported rheumatology care on health care costs and access: an interrupted time series analysis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Feb 25. doi: 10.1002/acr.25317. Online ahead of print. Read more

Dhiman K, Hall M, Crump T, Hoens AM, Lacaille D, Rankin JA, Then KL, Hazlewood G, Barnabe C, Katz S, Sutherland J, Dempsey E, Barber CEH. Content validity testing of the INTERMED Self-Assessment in a sample of adults with rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatology healthcare providers. Health Expect. 2024 Feb;27(1):e13978. doi: 10.1111/hex.13978. Read more

Law M, Clement F. National Pharmacare: Laying the Groundwork. IRPP Insight No. 51. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy; February 2024. Read more

Morris E, McGrail K, Cressman S, Stewart SE, Austin J. Assessing the impact of psychiatric genetic counseling on psychiatric hospitalizations. Clin Genet. 2024 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/cge.14493. Online ahead of print. Read more

Marquis S, Lunsky Y, McGrail KM, Baumbusch J. Population Level Mental Health Diagnoses for Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Compared to Youth without Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2024 Feb 8. doi: 10.1007/s10802-024-01174-0. Online ahead of print. Read more

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Upcoming Events

CHSPR Seminar | Trends in the complexity of hospitalized patients in British Columbia

Hiten Naik and John Staples
Jun 18, 2024, 12-1 pm PT

Past Events

CHSPR Seminar | Better data. Better decisions. Healthier Canadians.

Brent Diverty, Canadian Institute for Health Information
Apr 10, 2024, 12-1 pm PT

CHSPR/CAE Seminar | Informing ethical lung cancer screening policies through inquiries of key informant perspectives and public values

Manisha Pahwa, McGill University
Mar 19, 2024, 12-1 pm PT

PharmaWhere? Exploring the Future of Drug Coverage in Canada

2024 CHSPR Health Policy Conference
March 5, 2024
Vancouver or Virtual

CHSPR Seminar | Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Uses in Health Care Services

Sian Tsuei, UBC
Feb 13, 2024, 12-1 pm PT

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