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.


Wong ST, Morkem R, Leis J, Levinson W, Patey A, Durance A, Barber D. Potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in Canadian primary care: Results from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Kingston, ON: Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network; April 2022. Read more

Wong S, Rajapakshe S, Barber D, Patey A, Levinson W, Morkem R, Hurwitz G, Wintermute K, Leis JA. Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infection across a national primary care network in 2019. Can Commun Dis Rep. 2022 Apr 6;48(4):157-163. doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v48i04a06. eCollection 2022 Apr 6. 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

Alves JC, Law MR, Luz TCB. Prevalence and Factors Associated With Out-of-Pocket Pharmaceutical Expenditure Among Primary Healthcare Patients: Evidence From the Prover Project. Value Health Reg Issues. 2022 Mar 17;30:83-90. doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2022.01.006. Online ahead of print. 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

Lavergne MR, King C, Peterson S, Simon L, Hudon C, Loignon C, McCracken RK, Brackett A, McGrail K, Strumpf E; QC-BC Patient Enrolment Project Team. Patient characteristics associated with enrolment under voluntary programs implemented within fee-for-service systems in British Columbia and Quebec: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2022 Feb 1;10(1):E64-E73. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210043. Read more

Wong ST, Johnston S, Burge F, Ammi M, Campbell JL, Katz A, Martin-Misener R, Peterson S, Thandi M, Haggerty J, Hogg W. Comparing the Attainment of the Patient's Medical Home Model across Regions in Three Canadian Provinces: A Cross-Sectional Study. Healthc Policy. 2021 Nov;17(2):19-37. Read more

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

Queenan JA, Wong ST, Barber D, Morkem R, Salman S. The Prevalence of Common Chronic Conditions seen in Canadian Primary Care: Results from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network; May 2021. 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