Aging and End-of-life

Publications authored by CHSPR faculty and staff 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.


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; 2020. 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

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

Williamson T, Aponte-Hao S, Mele B, Lethebe BC, Leduc C, Thandi M, Katz A, Wong ST. Developing and Validating a Primary Care EMR-based Frailty Definition Using Machine Learning. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Sep 1;5(1):1344. Read more

Wong ST, Katz A, Williamson T, Singer A, Peterson S, Taylor C, Price M, McCracken R. Can Linked Electronic Medical Record and Administrative Data Help Us Identify Those Living with Frailty? International Journal of Population Data Science. 2020;5(1):29. Read more

Poss J, McGrail K, McGregor MJ, Ronald LA. Long-Term Care Facility Ownership and Acute Hospital Service Use in British Columbia, Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 Jul 6:S1525-8610(20)30366-2. Online ahead of print. Read more

Berg S, Sheps S, Barer M, Wong ST, McGregor M, MacNab YC. The Experience of Family Physicians and Home Health Staff Involved in an Intervention to Increase Patient-Related Collaboration. Can J Aging. 2019 Dec;38(4):493-506. Read more

Guthrie DM, Harman LE, Barbera L, Burge F, Lawson B, McGrail K, Sutradhar R, Seow H. Quality Indicator Rates for Seriously Ill Home Care Clients: Analysis of Resident Assessment Instrument for Home Care Data in Six Canadian Provinces. J Palliat Med. 2019 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

MacEntee MI, Wong ST, Chi I, Lo ECM, Minichiello V, Soheilipour S, Mariño R. Developmental regulation of lifelong dental experiences and beliefs in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Gerodontology. 2018 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Thandi MKG, Phinney A, Oliffe JL, Wong S, McKay H, Sims-Gould J, Sahota S. Engaging Older Men in Physical Activity: Implications for Health Promotion Practice. Am J Mens Health. 2018 Aug 2:1557988318792158. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

McGregor MJ, Cox MB, Slater JM, Poss J, McGrail KM, Ronald LA, Sloan J, Schulzer M. A before-after study of hospital use in two frail populations receiving different home-based services over the same time in Vancouver, Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Apr 5;18(1):248. Read more

Seow H, Arora A, Barbera L, McGrail K, Lawson B, Burge F, Sutradhar R. Does access to end-of-life homecare nursing differ by province and community size?: A population-based cohort study of cancer decedents across Canada. Health Policy. 2017 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

McGregor MJ, Slater J, Sloan J, McGrail KM, Martin-Matthews A, Berg S, Plecash A, Sloss L, Trimble J, Murphy JM. How's Your Health at Home: Frail Homebound Patients Reported Health Experience and Outcomes. Can J Aging. 2017 Sep;36(3):273-285. Read more

McCracken R, McCormack J, McGregor M, Wong ST, Garrison S. Associations between polypharmacy and treatment intensity for hypertension and diabetes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home patients in British Columbia, Canada. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 11;7(8):e017430. Read more

Chan FKI. An examination of influences on prescription drug use amongst older adults with and without chronic illness in two Canadian provinces (T). University of British Columbia; 2017. Read more

Law M, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail K, Chan F, Majumdar S. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. 2017 May 15; 189(19). Read more

Sivananthan S, McGrail K. Diagnosis and Disruption: Population-Level Analysis Identifying Points of Care at Which Transitions Are Highest for People with Dementia and Factors That Contribute to Them. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016; 64:569–577. Read more

McGrail K, Lavergne R, Lewis S. The chronic disease explosion: artificial bang or empirical whimper? BMJ. 2016 Mar;352:i1312. Read more

Seow H, Sutradhar R, McGrail K, Fassbender K, Pataky R, Lawson B, et al. End-of-Life Cancer Care: Temporal Association between Homecare Nursing and Hospitalizations. J Palliat Med. 2016;19(3):263–70. Read more