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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

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


Recent Publications

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

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

Fulcher IR, Boley EJ, Gopaluni A, Varney PF, Barnhart DA, Kulikowski N, Mugunga JC, Murray M, Law MR, Hedt-Gauthier B; Cross-site COVID-19 Syndromic Surveillance Working Group. Syndromic surveillance using monthly aggregate health systems information data: methods with application to COVID-19 in Liberia. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 May 31:dyab094. Read more

Breton M, Smithman MA, Kreindler SA, Jbilou J, Wong ST, Gard Marshall E, Sasseville M, Sutherland JM, Crooks VA, Shaw J, Contandriopoulos D, Brousselle A, Green M. Designing centralized waiting lists for attachment to a primary care provider: Considerations from a logic analysis. Eval Program Plann. 2021 May 29:101962. 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

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Juni P, Law MR, Mamdani M, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A; Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medications (CLEAN Meds) study team. Adherence at 2 years with distribution of essential medicines at no charge: The CLEAN Meds randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021 May 21;18(5):e1003590. Read more

Greiver M, Slade S, Wong S, Hutchison B, Mutasingwa D, Pinto A, Godwin M. Integrating research and clinical care must include primary care. CMAJ. 2021 May 10;193(19):E697. Read more

Staples JA, Wiksyk B, Liu G, Desai S, van Walraven C, Sutherland JM. External validation of the modified LACE+, LACE+, and LACE scores to predict readmission or death after hospital discharge. J Eval Clin Pract. 2021 May 8. Read more

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