Policy Evaluation

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.


Peckham A, Saragosa M, King M, Roerig M, Shaw J, Bornstein S, McGrail K, Morris M, Young Y, Papenkov MV, Marchildon G. Policy programs and service delivery models for older adults and their caregivers: Comparing three provinces and two states. Health Soc Care Community. 2022 May 18. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13820. Online ahead of print. Read more

McClean AR, Law MR, Harrison M, Bansback N, Gomes T, Tadrous M. Uptake of biosimilar drugs in Canada: analysis of provincial policies and usage data. CMAJ. 2022 Apr 19;194(15):E556-E560. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211478. Read more

McKay M, Lavergne MR, Lea AP, Le M, Grudniewicz A, Blackie D, Goldsmith LJ, Marshall EG, Mathews M, McCracken R, McGrail K, Wong S, Rudoler D. Government policies targeting primary care physician practice from 1998-2018 in three Canadian provinces: A jurisdictional scan. Health Policy. 2022 Mar 17:S0168-8510(22)00063-X. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.03.006. Online ahead of print. 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

Marshall EG, Breton M, Green M, Edwards L, Ayn C, Smithman MA, Ryan Carson S, Ashcroft R, Bayoumi I, Burge F, Deslauriers V, Lawson B, Mathews M, McPherson C, Moritz LR, Nesto S, Stock D, Wong ST, Andrew M. CUP study: protocol for a comparative analysis of centralised waitlist effectiveness, policies and innovations for connecting unattached patients to primary care providers. BMJ Open. 2022 Mar 7;12(3):e049686. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049686. Read more

Mathews M, Ryan D, Randall E, Marshall EG, Goldsmith LJ, Jones L, Lavergne MR, Snadden D, Scott I, Wong ST, Stringer K, Horrey K, Grudniewicz A. "At the mercy of some of the regulations": the impact of the residency match and return of service requirement on the early-career decisions of international medical graduates in Canada. Hum Resour Health. 2022 Feb 4;20(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s12960-022-00709-0. 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

Sutherland J, Redfern K, Mooney D. Value in Healthcare: Evolution or Revolution? Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2019. Read more

McGrail K, Ahuja M, Huang X, Law M, Wong S, Harrison M, McGregor M, Berg S, Bryan S, Mitton C. An Evaluation of the Accelerated Integrated Primary and Community Care Initiatives. Vancouver, BC: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; April 2019. Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Worthington H, Majumdar SR, McGrail KM, Chan F, Laba TL, Mamdani M. Impact of a household-level deductible on prescription drug use among lower-income adults: a quasi-experimental study. CMAJ Open. 2019 Mar 29;7(1):E167-E173. Read more

Hategeka C, Ruton H, Law MR. Effect of a community health worker mHealth monitoring system on uptake of maternal and newborn health services in Rwanda. Glob Health Res Policy. 2019 Mar 22;4:8. Read more

Ruton H, Musabyimana A, Gaju E, Berhe A, Grépin KA, Ngenzi J, Nzabonimana E, Law MR. The impact of an mHealth monitoring system on health care utilization by mothers and children: an evaluation using routine health information in Rwanda. Health Policy Plan. 2018 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Sobolev B, Guy P, Sheehan KJ, Kuramoto L, Sutherland JM, Levy AR, Blair JA, Bohm E, Kim JD, Harvey EJ, Morin SN, Beaupre L, Dunbar M, Jaglal S, Waddell J; Canadian Collaborative Study of Hip Fractures. Mortality effects of timing alternatives for hip fracture surgery. CMAJ. 2018 Aug 7;190(31):E923-E932. Read more

Patel AR, Breck AB, Law MR. The impact of pharmacy-based immunization services on the likelihood of immunization in the United States. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Breton M, Wong ST, Smithman MA, Kreindler S, Jbilou J, Sutherland J, Brousselle A, Shaw J, Crooks VA, Contandriopoulos D, Sasseville M, Green M. Centralized Waiting Lists for Unattached Patients in Primary Care: Learning from an Intervention Implemented in Seven Canadian Provinces. Healthc Policy. 2018 May;13(4):65-82. Read more

Contandriopoulos D, Benoît F, Bryant-Lukosius D, Carrier A, Carter N, Deber R, Duhoux A, Greenhalgh T, Larouche C, Leclerc BS, Levy A, Martin-Misener R, Maximova K, McGrail K, Nykiforuk C, Roos N, Schwartz R, Valente TW, Wong S, Lindquist E, Pullen C, Lardeux A, Perroux M. Structural analysis of health-relevant policy-making information exchange networks in Canada. Implement Sci. 2017 Sep 20;12(1):116. Read more

Misfeldt R, Suter E, Mallinson S, Boakye O, Wong S, Nasmith L. Exploring Context and the Factors Shaping Team-Based Primary Healthcare Policies in Three Canadian Provinces: A Comparative Analysis. Healthc Policy. 2017 Aug;13(1):74-93. Read more

Suter E, Mallinson S, Misfeldt R, Boakye O, Nasmith L, Wong ST. Advancing team-based primary health care: a comparative analysis of policies in western Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jul 17;17(1):493. Read more

Hohl CM, Partovi N, Ghement I, Wickham ME, McGrail K, Reddekopp LN, Sobolev B. Impact of early in-hospital medication review by clinical pharmacists on health services utilization. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 13;12(2):e0170495. Read more

Panagiotoglou D, Law MR, McGrail K. Effect of Hospital Closures on Acute Care Outcomes in British Columbia, Canada: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Med Care. 2017 Jan;55(1):50-56. Read more