Kim McGrail

Publications authored by Kim McGrail from 2009 to the present are listed here. Older peer-reviewed publications are usually available from individual journals and can be searched for using PubMed. Older reports published by CHSPR (from 1973) are available from the UBC Library cIRcle database. If you cannot find a specific publication, please contact us.


Seow H, Guthrie DM, Stevens T, Barbera LC, Burge F, McGrail K, Chan KKW, Peacock SJ, Sutradhar R. Trajectory of End-of-Life Pain and Other Physical Symptoms among Cancer Patients Receiving Home Care. Curr Oncol. 2021 Apr 28;28(3):1641-1651. Read more

Isenberg SR, Meaney C, May P, Tanuseputro P, Quinn K, Qureshi D, Saunders S, Webber C, Seow H, Downar J, Smith TJ, Husain A, Lawlor PG, Fowler R, Lachance J, McGrail K, Hsu AT. The association between varying levels of palliative care involvement on costs during terminal hospitalizations in Canada from 2012 to 2015. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Apr 13;21(1):331. Read more

Quinn KL, Hsu AT, Meaney C, Qureshi D, Tanuseputro P, Seow H, Webber C, Fowler R, Downar J, Goldman R, Chan R, McGrail K, Isenberg SR. Association between high cost user status and end-of-life care in hospitalized patients: A national cohort study of patients who die in hospital. Palliat Med. 2021 Mar 30:2692163211002045. Read more

Moe J, O'Sullivan F, McGregor MJ, Schull MJ, Dong K, Holroyd BR, Grafstein E, Hohl CM, Trimble J, McGrail KM. Characteristics of frequent emergency department users in British Columbia, Canada: a retrospective analysis. CMAJ Open. 2021 Mar 2;9(1):E134-E141. Read more

Ho H, Janjua NZ, McGrail KM, Harrison M; BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort Team, Law MR. The impact of public coverage of newer hepatitis C medications on utilization, adherence, and costs in British Columbia. PLoS One. 2021 Mar 1;16(3):e0247843. Read more

McGrail KM. Contact-Tracing Apps: Time to Confront Broader Societal Change. Am J Public Health. 2021 Mar;111(3):369-370. Read more

Peterson S, Wickham M, Lavergne MR, Beaumier J, Ahuja M, Mooney D, McGrail K. Methods to comprehensively identify emergency department visits using administrative data in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Feb 2021. Read more

Seow H, Sutradhar R, Burge F, McGrail K, Guthrie DM, Lawson B, Oz UE, Chan K, Peacock S, Barbera L. End-of-life outcomes with or without early palliative care: a propensity score matched, population-based cancer cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021 Feb 12;11(2):e041432. Read more

Chan J, Carroll MW, Smyth M, Hamilton Z, Evans D, McGrail K, Benchimol EI, Jacobson K. Comparing Health Administrative and Clinical Registry Data: Trends in Incidence and Prevalence of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in British Columbia. Clinical Epidemiology 2021:13 81–90. Read more

Peterson S, Yung S, Beaumier J, Lavergne R, McGrail K. Residential care and administrative data in British Columbia: Developing methods to identify residents. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Nov 2020. Read more

O'Doherty KC, Shabani M, Dove ES, Bentzen HB, Borry P, Burgess MM, Chalmers D, De Vries J, Eckstein L, Fullerton SM, Juengst E, Kato K, Kaye J, Knoppers BM, Koenig BA, Manson SM, McGrail KM, McGuire AL, Meslin EM, Nicol D, Prainsack B, Terry SF, Thorogood A, Burke W. Toward better governance of human genomic data. Nat Genet. 2021 Jan;53(1):2-8. Read more

Moe J, O'Sullivan F, McGregor MJ, Schull MJ, Dong K, Holroyd BR, Grafstein E, Hohl CM, Trimble J, McGrail KM. Identifying subgroups and risk among frequent emergency department users in British Columbia. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Jan 2;2(1):e12346. Read more

Aaltonen M, El Adam S, Martin-Matthews A, Sakamoto M, Strumpf E, McGrail KM. Dementia and Poor Continuity of Primary Care Delay Hospital Discharge in Older Adults: A Population-Based Study From 2001 to 2016. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Dec 22:S1525-8610(20)31016-1. Online ahead of print. Read more

Dahl LT, Katz A, McGrail K, Diverty B, Ethier JF, Gavin F, McDonald JT, Paprica PA, Schull M, Walker JD, Wu J. The SPOR-Canadian Data Platform: a national initiative to facilitate data rich multi-jurisdictional research. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Nov 9;5(1):1374. Read more

Qureshi D, Isenberg S, Tanuseputro P, Moineddin R, Quinn K, Meaney C, McGrail K, Seow H, Webber C, Fowler R, Hsu A. Describing the characteristics and healthcare use of high-cost acute care users at the end of life: a pan-Canadian population-based study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Oct 31;20(1):997. Read more

Seow H, Stevens T, Barbera LC, Burge F, McGrail K, Chan KKW, Peacock SJ, Sutradhar R, Guthrie DM. Trajectory of psychosocial symptoms among home care patients with cancer at end-of-life. Psychooncology. 2020 Oct 2. Read more

El-Adam S, Ahuja M, Lavergne MR, Peterson S, McGrail K. Alternative Payment Plan Remuneration Trends in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Sept 2020. Read more

Paprica PA, Sutherland E, Smith A, Brudno M, Cartagena RG, Crichlow M, Courtney B, Loken C, McGrail KM, Ryan A, Schull MJ, Thorogood A, Virtanen C, Yang K. Essential requirements for establishing and operating data trusts: Practical guidance co-developed by representatives from fifteen Canadian organizations and initiatives. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Aug 24;5(1):1353. Read more

Alsabbagh MW, Kueper JK, Wong ST, Burge F, Johnston S, Peterson S, Lawson B, Chung H, Bennett M, Blackman S, McGrail K, Glazier R, Campbell J, Hogg W. Development of comparable algorithms to measure primary care indicators using administrative health data across three Canadian provinces. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Aug 11;5(1):1340. Read more

Paprica PA, Sydes MR, McGrail KM, Morris AD, Schull MJ, Walker R. Prospective data linkage to facilitate COVID-19 trials - A call to action. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Aug 11;5(2):1383. Read more