Jason Sutherland

Jason

Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health

jason.sutherland@ubc.ca
(604) 822-6812
www.healthcarefunding.ca


Profile

Dr. Jason M. Sutherland is a Professor in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health; a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; the Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes, in the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences; and has been Canada’s Harkness Fellow in Clinical Practice and Health Policy.

Dr. Sutherland studies funding policy, methods for improving cross-continuum care, and health systems’ variations in efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care. He leads research evaluating health system funding policy and patients’ outcomes from surgery, and has advised governments on health care funding policy in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Dr. Sutherland is editor-in-chief of Healthcare Policy and an associate editor of Health Policy. Dr. Sutherland’s current recent research projects include studying the effects of changing the incentives of hospital funding and investigating the links between funding policy and patient reported health outcomes (PROMS).

Education

PhD, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 2003
MSc, Statistics, Simon Fraser University, 1997
BA, Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1992

Research Interests

  • Development of methods for monitoring and evaluating health system performance
  • Measuring burden of illness and surgical outcomes
  • Exploring causes and consequences of variations in health system utilization and funding

Affiliations and Awards

  • Editor-in-chief, Healthcare Policy
  • Associate Editor, Health Policy
  • Co-Chair, Thesis Screening Panel, UBC School of Population and Public Health
  • Member, Research Leaders Forum, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Current Graduate Students

  • Michael Bond, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Sameer Desai, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Ernest Lai, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Lynn Mawunganidze, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Maria Saleeb, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health
  • Stephen Van Gaal, MSc Student, School of Population and Public Health

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in

  • Developing methods for measuring surgical outcomes
  • Evaluating hospital spending and cost
  • Measuring burden of illness
  • Continuity of care

Courses Currently Taught

SPPH 581C Methods for Analyzing Routinely Collected Data


Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

Cadel L, Guilcher SJT, Kokorelias KM, Sutherland J, Glasby J, Kiran T, Kuluski K. Initiatives for improving delayed discharge from a hospital setting: a scoping review. BMJ Open. 2021 Feb 11;11(2):e044291. Read more

Sutherland JM, Rajapakshe S, Crump T, Chartrand A, Liu G, Karimuddin A. Comparing patient-reported outcomes across countries: An assessment of methodological challenges. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2021 Feb 7:1355819621990696. Read more

Sutherland JM, Albanese CM, Wing K, Zhang YJ, Younger A, Veljkovic A, Penner M. Effect of Patient Demographics on Minimally Important Difference of Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale Among End-Stage Ankle Arthritis Patients. Foot Ankle Int. 2021 Jan 27:1071100720977842. Read more

Karimuddin A, Albanese M, Crump T, Liu G, Sutherland JM. Measuring the impact of delayed access to elective cholecystectomy through patient's cost-utility: An observational cohort study. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021 Jan 25;mzab018. Read more

Sutherland JM, Albanese CM, Crump T, Liu G, Karimuddin A. The minimally important difference of the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index for symptomatic gallstone surgery. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jan 4. Online ahead of print. Read more

Sutherland JM. Health Services Research and Government’s Spending on Healthcare Programs: A Welcome Misalignment? Healthc Policy. 2020 Nov;16(2):6-13. Read more

Wong J, Milroy S, Sun K, Iorio P, Seto M, Monakova J, Sutherland JM. Reallocating Cancer Surgery Payments for Alternate Level of Care in Ontario: What Are the Options? Healthc Policy. 2020 Nov;16(2):41-54. Read more

Jerath A, Sutherland J, Austin PC, Ko DT, Wijeysundera HC, Fremes S, Karanicolas P, McCormack D, Wijeysundera DN. Delayed discharge after major surgical procedures in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2020 Nov 16;192(46):E1440-E1452. Read more

Sheehan KJ, Sobolev B, Guy P, Kim JD, Kuramoto L, Beaupre L, Levy AR, Morin SN, Sutherland JM, Harvey EJ; Canadian Collaborative Study on Hip Fractures. Variation in surgical demand and time to hip fracture repair: a Canadian database study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Oct 10;20(1):935. Read more

Wang S, Nie Y, Sutherland JM, Wang L. Pattern discovery of health curves using an ordered probit model with Bayesian smoothing and functional principal component analysis. Stat Methods Med Res. 2020 Sep 25:962280220951834. Read more

Wiseman SM, Crump T, Cadesky E, Sutherland JM. Addressing the mental health of Canadians waiting for elective surgery: a potential positive post-pandemic legacy. Can J Surg 2020;63(5):E393-E39. Read more

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