Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed journal articles 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.


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

Fulcher IR, Boley EJ, Gopaluni A, Varney PF, Barnhart DA, Kulikowski N, Mugunga JC, Murray M, Law MR, Hedt-Gauthier B; Cross-site COVID-19 Syndromic Surveillance Working Group. Syndromic surveillance using monthly aggregate health systems information data: methods with application to COVID-19 in Liberia. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 May 31:dyab094. 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

Karimuddin A, Sutherland J, Wiseman S. Elective surgery without covid-19 testing will lead to excess morbidity and mortality. BC Medical Journal. 2021 June;63(5). Read more

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Juni P, Law MR, Mamdani M, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A; Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medications (CLEAN Meds) study team. Adherence at 2 years with distribution of essential medicines at no charge: The CLEAN Meds randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021 May 21;18(5):e1003590. 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

Staples JA, Wiksyk B, Liu G, Desai S, van Walraven C, Sutherland JM. External validation of the modified LACE+, LACE+, and LACE scores to predict readmission or death after hospital discharge. J Eval Clin Pract. 2021 May 8. Read more

Chew C, Aguiar M, Bansback N, Law MR, Harrison M. Patient perspectives on the British Columbia Biosimilars Initiative: a qualitative descriptive study. Rheumatol Int. 2021 May 7:1-12. Read more

Staples JA, Liu G, Brubacher JR, Karimuddin A, Sutherland JM. Physician Financial Incentives to Reduce Unplanned Hospital Readmissions: an Interrupted Time Series Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May 4. Read more

Seow H, Guthrie DM, Stevens T, Barbera LC, Burge F, McGrail K, Chan KKW, Peacock SJ, Sutradhar R. Trajectory of End-of-Life Pain and Other Physical Symptoms among Cancer Patients Receiving Home Care. Curr Oncol. 2021 Apr 28;28(3):1641-1651. 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

Isenberg SR, Meaney C, May P, Tanuseputro P, Quinn K, Qureshi D, Saunders S, Webber C, Seow H, Downar J, Smith TJ, Husain A, Lawlor PG, Fowler R, Lachance J, McGrail K, Hsu AT. The association between varying levels of palliative care involvement on costs during terminal hospitalizations in Canada from 2012 to 2015. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Apr 13;21(1):331. Read more

Quinn KL, Hsu AT, Meaney C, Qureshi D, Tanuseputro P, Seow H, Webber C, Fowler R, Downar J, Goldman R, Chan R, McGrail K, Isenberg SR. Association between high cost user status and end-of-life care in hospitalized patients: A national cohort study of patients who die in hospital. Palliat Med. 2021 Mar 30:2692163211002045. Read more

Stewart M, Fortin M, Brown JB, Ryan BL, Pariser P, Charles J, Pham TN, Boeckxstaens P, Reichert SM, Zou GY, Bhattacharya O, Katz A, Piccinini-Vallis H, Sampalli T, Wong ST, Zwarenstein M. Patient-centred innovation for multimorbidity care: a mixed-methods, randomised trial and qualitative study of the patients' experience. Br J Gen Pract. 2021 Mar 26;71(705):e320-e330. Read more

Fortin M, Stewart M, Ngangue P, Almirall J, Bélanger M, Brown JB, Couture M, Gallagher F, Katz A, Loignon C, Ryan BL, Sampalli T, Wong ST, Zwarenstein M. Scaling Up Patient-Centered Interdisciplinary Care for Multimorbidity: A Pragmatic Mixed-Methods Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr;19(2):126-134. Read more

Moe J, O'Sullivan F, McGregor MJ, Schull MJ, Dong K, Holroyd BR, Grafstein E, Hohl CM, Trimble J, McGrail KM. Characteristics of frequent emergency department users in British Columbia, Canada: a retrospective analysis. CMAJ Open. 2021 Mar 2;9(1):E134-E141. Read more

Ho H, Janjua NZ, McGrail KM, Harrison M; BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort Team, Law MR. The impact of public coverage of newer hepatitis C medications on utilization, adherence, and costs in British Columbia. PLoS One. 2021 Mar 1;16(3):e0247843. Read more

McGrail KM. Contact-Tracing Apps: Time to Confront Broader Societal Change. Am J Public Health. 2021 Mar;111(3):369-370. Read more

Contandriopoulos D, Law MR. Policy changes and physicians opting out from Medicare in Quebec: an interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ. 2021 Feb 16;193(7):E237-E241. Read more

Seow H, Sutradhar R, Burge F, McGrail K, Guthrie DM, Lawson B, Oz UE, Chan K, Peacock S, Barbera L. End-of-life outcomes with or without early palliative care: a propensity score matched, population-based cancer cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021 Feb 12;11(2):e041432. Read more