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.


Thandi M, Wong ST, Aponte-Hao S, Grandy M, Mangin D, Singer A, Williamson T. Strategies for working across Canadian practice-based research and learning networks (PBRLNs) in primary care: focus on frailty. BMC Fam Pract. 2021 Nov 12;22(1):220. Read more

Ferreira JBB, Santos LLD, Ribeiro LC, Rodrigues Fracon BR, Wong S. Vulnerability and Primary Health Care: An Integrative Literature Review. J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211049705. Read more

Aponte-Hao S, Wong ST, Thandi M, Ronksley P, McBrien K, Lee J, Grandy M, Mangin D, Katz A, Singer A, Manca D, Williamson T. Machine learning for identification of frailty in Canadian primary care practices. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2021 Sep 10;6(1):1650. Read more

Hedden L, Ahuja MA, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Barer ML. How long does it take patients to find a new primary care physician when theirs retires: a population-based, longitudinal study. Hum Resour Health. 2021 Jul 23;19(1):92. Read more

Breton M, Smithman MA, Kreindler SA, Jbilou J, Wong ST, Gard Marshall E, Sasseville M, Sutherland JM, Crooks VA, Shaw J, Contandriopoulos D, Brousselle A, Green M. Designing centralized waiting lists for attachment to a primary care provider: Considerations from a logic analysis. Eval Program Plann. 2021 May 29:101962. Read more

Greiver M, Slade S, Wong S, Hutchison B, Mutasingwa D, Pinto A, Godwin M. Integrating research and clinical care must include primary care. CMAJ. 2021 May 10;193(19):E697. Read more

Vijh R, Wong ST, Grandy M, Peterson S, Ezzat AM, Gibb AG, Hawkins NM. Identifying heart failure in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease through the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network in British Columbia: a case derivation study. CMAJ Open. 2021 Apr 16;9(2):E376-E383. Read more

Johnston S, Hogg W, Wong ST, Burge F, Peterson S. Differences in Mode Preferences, Response Rates, and Mode Effect Between Automated Email and Phone Survey Systems for Patients of Primary Care Practices: Cross-Sectional Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Jan 11;23(1):e21240. 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

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

Alsabbagh MW, Kueper JK, Wong ST, Burge F, Johnston S, Peterson S, Lawson B, Chung H, Bennett M, Blackman S, McGrail K, Glazier R, Campbell J, Hogg W. Development of comparable algorithms to measure primary care indicators using administrative health data across three Canadian provinces. Int J Popul Data Sci. 2020 Aug 11;5(1):1340. Read more

Slater M, Abelson J, Wong ST, Langton JM, Burge F, Hogg W, Hogel M, Martin-Misener R, Johnston S. Priority measures for publicly reporting primary care performance: Results of public engagement through deliberative dialogues in 3 Canadian provinces. Health Expect. 2020 Aug 3. Online ahead of print. Read more

Lukewich J, Allard M, Ashley L, Aubrey-Bassler K, Bryant-Lukosius D, Klassen T, Magee T, Martin-Misener R, Mathews M, Poitras ME, Roussel J, Ryan D, Schofield R, Tranmer J, Valaitis R, Wong ST. National Competencies for Registered Nurses in Primary Care: A Delphi Study. West J Nurs Res. 2020 Jul 3:193945920935590. Read more

Langton JM, Wong ST, Burge F, Choi A, Ghaseminejad-Tafreshi N, Johnston S, Katz A, Lavergne R, Mooney D, Peterson S, McGrail K. Population Segments as a Tool for Health Care Performance Reporting: An Exploratory Study in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. BMC Fam Pract. 2020 May 31;21(1):98. 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

Valaitis RK, Wong ST, MacDonald M, Martin-Misener R, O'Mara L, Meagher-Stewart D, Isaacs S, Murray N, Baumann A, Burge F, Green M, Kaczorowski J, Savage R. Addressing quadruple aims through primary care and public health collaboration: ten Canadian case studies. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 16;20(1):507. Read more

Swanson M, Wong ST, Martin-Misener R, Browne AJ. The role of registered nurses in primary care and public health collaboration: A scoping review. Nurs Open. 2020 Apr 14;7(4):1197-1207. Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, McGrail K. Value in Primary Healthcare - Measuring What Matters? Healthc Pap. 2019 Dec;18(4):58-67. Read more

Hedden L, Munro S, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL, Barer ML. Is attending birth dying out? Trends in obstetric care provision among primary care physicians in British Columbia. Can Fam Physician. 2019 Dec;65(12):901-909. Read more