Health Care Financing and Funding

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.


Cressman S, Ghanbarian S, Edwards L, Peterson S, Bunka M, Hoens AM, Riches L, Austin J, Vijh R, McGrail K, Bryan S. Costs of major depression covered / not covered in British Columbia, Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Dec 20;23(1):1446. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-10474-y. Read more

Clement F, Sutherland JM. Federal and Provincial Governments Need To Be Transparent about Trade-Offs When They Buy Healthcare. Healthc Policy. 2023 Nov;19(2):6-14. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2023.27238. Read more

Hedden L, Spencer S, Allin S, Contandriopoulos D, Gavin F, Grudniewicz A, Lavergne MR, Leaver C, Lexchin J, McKay M, Mathews M, McCracken RK, McGrail K, Palmer KS, Poitras ME, Rudoler D, Spithoff S, Vanstone M. For health or for profit? Understanding how private financing and for-profit delivery operate within Canadian healthcare (4H|4P): protocol for a multimethod knowledge mobilisation research project. BMJ Open. 2023 Aug 21;13(8):e077783. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-077783. Read more

Sutherland JM. A Problem of Money and Health: The Need for Value in Healthcare. Healthcare Policy. 2023 May;18(4):8-17. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27097. Read more

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Jüni P, Law MR, Mamdani M, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Wu F, Laupacis A; CLEAN Meds study team. Effect of Free Medicine Distribution on Health Care Costs in Canada Over 3 Years: A Secondary Analysis of the CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 May 5;4(5):e231127. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.1127. Read more

Sutherland JM. Provinces and Territories Are Overdue for an Update in Healthcare Funding Policies. Healthc Policy. 2023 Feb;18(3):6-16. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2023.27039. Read more

Staples JA, Ho M, Ferris D, Liu G, Brubacher JR, Khan M, Daly-Grafstein D, Tran KC, Sutherland JM. Physician financial incentives for use of outpatient intravenous antimicrobial therapy (OPAT): an interrupted time series analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Feb 16:ciad082. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciad082. Online ahead of print. Read more

Tsui TCO, Zeitouny S, Bremner KE, Cheung DC, Mulder C, Croxford R, Del Giudice L, Lapointe-Shaw L, Mendlowitz A, Wong WWL, Perlis N, Sander B, Teckle P, Tomlinson G, Walker JD, Malikov K, McGrail KM, Peacock S, Kulkarni GS, Pataky RE, Krahn MD. Initial health care costs for COVID-19 in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada: an interprovincial population-based cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2022 Sep 20;10(3):E818-E830. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210328. Read more

Sutherland JM. New Spending Programs and Old Frustrations: Where Is the Vision? Healthc Policy. 2022 May;17(4):6-14. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2022.26831. Read more

Sutherland J. Health Care Funding Policies for Reducing Fragmentation and Improving Health Outcomes. Calgary, AB: The School of Public Policy Publications Research Paper. 2021 Dec;14(37).Read more

Kadu M, Sutherland JM, Abrahamyan L, Wodchis WP. Designing Financial Incentives for Integrated Care: A Case Study of Bundled Care. In: Amelung V, Stein V, Suter E, Goodwin N, Nolte E, Balicer R (eds). Handbook Integrated Care. 2021; Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69262-9_55. 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

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

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

Sutherland JM. The Search for Improving Value in Canadian Healthcare: Holy Grail or Steady Progress? Healthc Pap. 2020 May;19(2):3-8. Read more

Trenaman L, Sutherland JM. Moving from Volume to Value with Hospital Funding Policies in Canada. Healthc Pap. 2020 May;19(2):24-35. Read more

Wiseman S, Crump RT, Sutherland JM. Surgical Wait List Management in Canada During a Pandemic: Many Challenges Ahead. Can J Surg. 2020 May 8;63(3):E226-E228. Read more

McGrail K, Lavergne MR, Ahuja M, Yung S, Peterson S. Patient and primary care physician characteristics associated with billing incentives for chronic diseases in British Columbia: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open; May 5, 2020: E319-E327. Read more

Sutherland JM. Value From Healthcare: No Silver Bullet. Healthc Pap. 2020 Feb;19(1):6-9. Read more