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.


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

Martin-Misener R, Wong ST, Johnston S, Blackman S, Scott C, Hogg W, Burge F, Grool AM, Campbell JL, Wuite S. Regional variation in primary care improvement strategies and policy: case studies that consider qualitative contextual data for performance measurement in three Canadian provinces. BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 17;9(10):e029622. Read more

Lavergne MR, Goldsmith LJ, Grudniewicz A, Rudoler D, Marshall EG, Ahuja M, Blackie D, Burge F, Gibson RJ, Glazier RH, Hawrylyshyn S, Hedden L, Hernandez-Lee J, Horrey K, Joyce M, Kiran T, MacKenzie A, Mathews M, McCracken R, McGrail K, McKay M, McPherson C, Mitra G, Sampalli T, Scott I, Snadden D, Murphy GT, Wong ST. Practice patterns among early-career primary care (ECPC) physicians and workforce planning implications: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24;9(9):e030477. Read more

Murphy P, Burge F, Wong ST. Measurement and rural primary health care: a scoping review. Rural Remote Health. 2019 Aug;19(3):4911. Read more

Johnston S, Abelson J, Wong ST, Langton J, Hogel M, Burge F, Hogg W. Citizen perspectives on the use of publicly reported primary care performance information: Results from citizen-patient dialogues in three Canadian provinces. Health Expect. 2019 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Wong ST, Burge F, Johnston S, Hogg W, Haggerty J, on behalf of the TRANSFORMATION team. The TRANSFORMATION primary health care patient experiences survey in French and English: A technical report. Vancouver, BC: UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; April 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

Hedden L, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL, McCracken R, Barer ML. Trends in Providing Out-of-Office, Urgent After-Hours, and On-Call Care in British Columbia. Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):116-124. Read more