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.


Sharpe K, McGrail K, Mustard C, McLeod C. A Framework for Understanding How Variation in Health Care Service Delivery Affects Work Disability Management. Jour Occ Rehab. 2022 Feb 10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-021-10016-5. Read more

Lavergne MR, King C, Peterson S, Simon L, Hudon C, Loignon C, McCracken RK, Brackett A, McGrail K, Strumpf E; QC-BC Patient Enrolment Project Team. Patient characteristics associated with enrolment under voluntary programs implemented within fee-for-service systems in British Columbia and Quebec: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2022 Feb 1;10(1):E64-E73. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210043. Read more

El Adam S, Hutcheon JA, McLeod C, McGrail K. Why are babies in Canada getting smaller? Health Rep. 2022 Jan 19;33(1):3-15. doi: 10.25318/82-003-x202101200001-eng. Read more

Schummers L, Darling EK, Dunn S, McGrail K, Gayowsky A, Law MR, Laba TL, Kaczorowski J, Norman WV. Abortion Safety and Use with Normally Prescribed Mifepristone in Canada. N Engl J Med. 2021 Dec 8. Online ahead of print. Read more

Saffari N, Senthanar S, Koehoorn M, McGrail K, McLeod C. Immigrant status, gender and work disability duration: findings from a linked, retrospective cohort of workers’ compensation and immigration data from British Columbia, Canada. Occup Environ Med. 2021 Dec;11(12). Read more

Khan AF, Seow H, Sutradhar R, Peacock S, Chan KK, Burge F, McGrail K, Raymakers A, Lawson B, Barbera L. Quality of End-of-Life Cancer Care in Canada: A 12-Year Retrospective Analysis of Three Provinces' Administrative Health Care Data Evaluating Changes over Time. Curr Oncol. 2021 Nov 12;28(6):4673-4685. Read more

Peterson S, Lavergne MR, Morgan J, McGrail K. Defining type of contact in Medical Services Plan data in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Sep 2021. Read more

Seow H, Barbera LC, McGrail K, Burge F, Guthrie DM, Lawson B, Chan KKW, Peacock SJ, Sutradhar R. Effect of Early Palliative Care on End-of-Life Health Care Costs: A Population-Based, Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Aug 13:OP2100299. Online ahead of print. Read more

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

Clemens S, Wodchis W, McGilton K, McGrail K, McMahon M. The relationship between quality and staffing in long-term care: A systematic review of the literature 2008-2020. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Jul 10;122:104036. Online ahead of print. Read more

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