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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

de Lemos J, Sharaf M, Moadebi S, Low-Beer S, Cassidy B, Sutherland JM, Deziel C, Nagendran S. Replacing the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment-Alcohol revised with the modified Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale for alcohol withdrawal to support management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms: potential impact on length of stay and complications. CJEM. 2024 May 26. doi: 10.1007/s43678-024-00710-7. Online ahead of print. Read more

Hogan DB, Maxwell CJ, Dampf H, McGrail K, Estabrooks CA, Poss JW, Bakal JA, Hoben M. Excess Deaths in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta, Canada. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2024 May 20:105032. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2024.105032. Online ahead of print. Read more

Aggarwal M, Hutchison B, Katz A, Wong ST, Marshall EG, Slade S. Assessing the impact of Canadian primary care research and researchers: Citation analysis. Can Fam Physician. 2024 May;70(5):329-341. doi: 10.46747/cfp.7005329. Read more

Khan M, Yu Y, Daly-Grafstein D, Naik H, Sutherland JM, Tran KC, Nasmith T, Lyden JR, Staples JA. Patient-Physician Sex Discordance and "Before Medically Advised" Discharge from Hospital: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 May 15. doi: 10.1007/s11606-024-08697-8. Online ahead of print. Read more

Staples JA, Yu Y, Khan M, Naik H, Liu G, Brubacher JR, Karimuddin A, Sutherland JM. Physician financial incentives to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions: A propensity score weighted cohort study. Am J Med. 2024 May 13:S0002-9343(24)00278-X. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2024.04.042. Online ahead of print. Read more

Marquis S, Marquis NE, Lunsky Y, McGrail KM, Baumbusch J. Prescriptions for Antipsychotics: Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Compared to Youth without Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. J Autism Dev Disord. 2024 Apr 28. doi: 10.1007/s10803-024-06344-z. Online ahead of print. Read more

Adelakun AR, Turgeon RD, De Vera MA, McGrail K, Loewen PS. Oral anticoagulant switching in patients with atrial fibrillation: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2023 Apr 25;13(4):e071907. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-071907. Read more

Adelakun AR, De Vera MA, McGrail K, Turgeon RD, Barry AR, Andrade JG, MacGillivray J, Deyell MW, Kwan L, Chua D, Lum E, Smith R, Loewen P. Development and Application of an Attribute-Based Taxonomy on the Benefits of Oral Anticoagulant Switching in Atrial Fibrillation: A Delphi Study. Adv Ther. 2024 Apr 24. doi: 10.1007/s12325-024-02859-0. 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 17, 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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