Health Services Utilization

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.


Clark W, Lavoie JG, Mcdonnell L, Nickel N, Anawak J, Brown L, Clark G, Evaluardjuk-Palmer M, Ford F, Dutton R, Wong S, Sanguins J, Katz A. Trends in Inuit health services utilisation in Manitoba: findings from the Qanuinngitsiarutiksait study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2022 Dec;81(1):2073069. doi: 10.1080/22423982.2022.2073069. Read more

Alexis SL, Draper PN, Harris D, Sutherland J, Makky S, Nguyen N, Russell JA, Sampath S, Ahmed IH. Improving Bed Utilization in a Cohort of Bariatric Surgical Patients Using a Perioperative Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment and Bed Triage Protocol. Obes Surg. 2022 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-06001-3. Online ahead of print. Read more

Moe J, Wang EY, McGregor MJ, Schull MJ, Dong K, Holroyd BR, Hohl CM, Grafstein E, O'Sullivan F, Trimble J, McGrail KM. Subgroups of people who make frequent emergency department visits in Ontario and Alberta: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2022 Mar 15;10(1):E232-E246. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210132. Read more

Moe J, Wang EY, McGregor MJ, Schull MJ, Dong K, Holroyd BR, Hohl CM, Grafstein E, O'Sullivan F, Trimble J, McGrail KM. People who make frequent emergency department visits based on persistence of frequent use in Ontario and Alberta: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2022 Mar 15;10(1):E220-E231. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210131. Read more

Duncan R, Cheng L, Law MR, Shojania K, De Vera MA, Harrison M. The impact of introducing multidisciplinary care assessments on access to rheumatology care in British Columbia: an interrupted time series analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 11;22(1):327. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07715-x. Read more

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

Aranda Z, Binde T, Tashman K, Tadikonda A, Mawindo B, Maweu D, Boley EJ, Mphande I, Dumbuya I, Montaño M, Clisbee M, Mvula MG, Ndayizigiye M, Casella Jean-Baptiste M, Varney PF, Anyango S, Grépin KA, Law MR, Mugunga JC, Hedt-Gauthier B, Fulcher IR; Cross-site COVID-19 Syndromic Surveillance Working Group. Disruptions in maternal health service use during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: experiences from 37 health facilities in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Jan;7(1):e007247. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007247. 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

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

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

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

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

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grépin KA. Impact of a free care policy on the utilisation of health services during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interrupted time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e002119. Read more

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grépin KA. Impact of a free care policy on the utilisation of health services during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interrupted time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e002119. 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

Yao J, Brauer M, Wei J, McGrail KM, Johnston FH, Henderson SB. Sub-Daily Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Ambulance Dispatches during Wildfire Seasons: A Case-Crossover Study in British Columbia, Canada. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Jun;128(6):67006. Epub 2020 Jun 24. Read more

Breton M, Smithman MA, Sasseville M, Kreindler SA, Sutherland JM, Beauséjour M, Green M, Marshall EG, Jbilou J, Shaw J, Brousselle A, Contandriopoulos D, Crooks VA, Wong ST. How the design and implementation of centralized waiting lists influence their use and effect on access to healthcare - A realist review. Health Policy. 2020 Jun 1:S0168-8510(20)30120-2. Online ahead of print. Read more