Primary Health Care

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.


Barnes K, Hall Dykgraaf S, O'Brien K, Douglas K, Eggleton K, Bui N, Wong ST, Etz RS, Goodyear-Smith F. A novel methodological approach to participant engagement and policy relevance for community-based primary medical care research during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia and New Zealand. Health Res Policy Syst. 2024 Jan 22;22(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s12961-023-01100-8. Read more

Cai Y, Guo P, Tu J, Hu M, Liu L, Ryan BL, Liao J, Dev R, Li Y, Huang T, Wang R, Kuang L, Huang R, Li X, Melipillán ER, Zhao S, He W, Wang X, Zhang N, Xu DR. Contextualizing the revised Patient Perception of Patient-Centeredness (PPPC-R) scale in primary healthcare settings: a validity and reliability evaluation study. BMC Prim Care. 2024 Jan 5;25(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12875-023-02227-x. Read more

Thandi M, Wong ST, Price M, Baumbusch J. Perspectives on the representation of frailty in the electronic frailty index. BMC Prim Care. 2024 Jan 2;25(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12875-023-02225-z. Read more

Wong ST, Salman A, Poitras ME, Wodchis WP, Holland M, Bhattacharyya O, Barber D, Hogg W, Esquilant GB. International effort harnessing the collective voice of primary care: Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) initiative includes Canadian involvement. Can Fam Physician. 2023 Dec;69(12):827-828. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6912827. Read more

Grudniewicz A, Randall E, Lavergne MR, Marshall EG, Jones L, Rudoler D, Horrey K, Mathews M, McKay M, Mitra G, Scott I, Snadden D, Wong ST, Goldsmith LJ. Factors influencing practice choices of early-career family physicians in Canada: a qualitative interview study. Human Resources for Health. 2023 Oct 26;21(84). Read more

Dionne É, Haggerty J, Scott CM, Doucet S, Stewart T, Quesnel-Vallée A, Montelpare W, Urquhart R, Sutherland JM, Couturier Y. Toward Comprehensive Care Integration in Canada: Delphi Process Findings from Researchers, Clinicians, Patients and Decision Makers. Healthc Policy. 2023 Oct;19(SP):24-38. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2023.27181. Read more

McCracken R, Narayan S, Maclure M, Cooper I, Cui Z, Cullen W, Dormuth C, Hamilton MA, Nolan S, Singer J, Socías ME, Wong S, Klimas J. Evaluation of audit and feedback to family physicians on prescribing of opioid analgesics to opioid-naïve patients: A pragmatic randomized delay trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Oct 4:107354. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107354. Online ahead of print. Read more

Hawkins NM, Peterson S, Salimian S, Demers C, Keshavjee K, Virani SA, Mancini GBJ, Wong ST. Epidemiology and treatment of heart failure with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Canadian primary care. ESC Heart Fail. 2023 Oct 3. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.14497. Online ahead of print. Read more

Lavergne R, Peterson S, Rudoler D, Scott I, McCracken R, Mitra G, Katz A. Productivity Decline or Administrative Avalanche? Examining Factors That Shape Changing Workloads in Primary Care. Healthcare Policy. 2023 Aug;19(1):114-129. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27152. Read more

Sasseville M, Supper W, Gartner JB, Layani G, Amil S, Sheffield P, Gagnon MP, Hudon C, Lambert S, Attisso E, Bureau Lagarde V, Breton M, Poitras ME, Pluye P, Roux-Levy PH, Plaisimond J, Bergeron F, Ashcroft R, Wong S, Groulx A, Beaudet N, Paquette JS, D'Anjou N, Langlois S, LeBlanc A. Clinical Integration of Digital Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Primary Health Care for Chronic Disease Management: Protocol for a Systematic Review. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Aug 18;12:e48155. doi: 10.2196/48155. Read more

Lavergne MR, Rudoler D, Peterson S, Stock D, Taylor C, Wilton AS, Wong ST, Scott I, McGrail KM, McCracken RK, Marshall EG, MacKenzie A, Katz A, Jamieson M, Hedden L, Grudniewicz A, Goldsmith LJ, Glazier RH, Burge F, Blackie D. Changes in comprehensiveness of services delivered by Canadian family physicians: Analysis of population-based linked data in 4 provinces. Can Fam Physician. 2023 Aug;69(8):550-556. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6908550. Read more

Zeitouny S, Cheng L, Wong ST, Tadrous M, McGrail K, Law MR. Prevalence and predictors of primary nonadherence to medications prescribed in primary care. CMAJ. 2023 Aug 8;195(30):E1000-E1009. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.221018. Read more

Hedden L, McGrail K. The best defence is a good offence: Ensuring equitable access to primary care in Canada. Healthc Manage Forum. 2023 Jul 27:8404704231182260. doi: 10.1177/08404704231182260. Online ahead of print. Read more

Menear M, Duhoux A, Bédard M, Paquette JS, Baron M, Breton M, Courtemanche S, Dubé S, Dufour S, Fortin M, Girard A, Larouche-Côté É, L'Espérance A, LeBlanc A, Poitras ME, Rivet S, Sasseville M, Achim A, Archambault P, Bajurny V, Brown JB, Carrier JD, Côté N, Couturier Y, Dogba MJ, Gagnon MP, Ghio SC, Marshall EG, Kothari A, Lussier MT, Mair FS, Smith S, Vachon B, Wong S. Understanding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care experiences of people with mental-physical multimorbidity: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMC Prim Care. 2023 Jul 24;24(1):154. doi: 10.1186/s12875-023-02106-5. Read more

Wong ST, Morkem R, Salman A, Barber D, Leis JA. Value in Primary Care: Evidence from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Healthcare Policy. 2023 May;18(4):57-71. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27093. Read more

Morkem R, Salman A, Herman C, Shah R, Wong S, Barber D. CPCSSN Data Quality: An Opportunity for Enhancing Canadian Primary Care Data. Kingston ON: Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network; April 2023. Read more

Lavergne MR, Rudoler D, Peterson S, Stock D, Taylor C, Wilton AS, Wong ST, Scott I, McGrail KM, McCracken R, Marshall EG, MacKenzie A, Katz A, Jamieson M, Hedden L, Grudniewicz A, Goldsmith LJ, Glazier RH, Burge F, Blackie D. Declining Comprehensiveness of Services Delivered by Canadian Family Physicians Is Not Driven by Early-Career Physicians. Ann Fam Med. 2023 Mar-Apr;21(2):151-156. doi: 10.1370/afm.2945. Read more

Cronin S, Li A, Bai YQ, Ammi M, Hogg W, Wong ST, Wodchis WP. How do respondents of primary care surveys compare to typical users of primary care? A comparison of two surveys. BMC Prim Care. 2023 Mar 24;24(1):80. doi: 10.1186/s12875-023-02029-1. Read more

Mangin D, Lawson J, Risdon C, Siu HY, Packer T, Wong ST, Howard M. Association between frailty, chronic conditions and socioeconomic status in community-dwelling older adults attending primary care: a cross-sectional study using practice-based research network data. BMJ Open. 2023 Feb 21;13(2):e066269. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066269. Read more

Rudoler D, Peterson S, Stock D, Taylor C, Wilton D, Blackie D, Burge F, Glazier RH, Goldsmith L, Grudniewicz A, Hedden L, Jamieson M, Katz A, MacKenzie A, Marshall E, McCracken R, McGrail K, Scott I, Wong ST, Lavergne MR. Changes over time in patient visits and continuity of care among graduating cohorts of family physicians in 4 Canadian provinces. CMAJ. 2022 Dec 12;194(48):E1639-E1646. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220439. Read more