News & Events

  • January 7, 2014
    Jason Sutherland is quoted extensively in the Calgary Herald re long term care funding. The article is entitled Report finds major flaws in new long-term care funding formula: System remains inefficient, vulnerable to fraud.
  • December 20, 2013
      Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4:00–5:30 pm Room 102, 2185 East Mall Michael Smith Laboratories University of British Columbia Please RSVP to by Monday, January 13, 2014. Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie... Read More
  • December 11, 2013
    December 12, 2013 Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs for the first time since World War II, according to the latest edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, but University of British Columbia health economists predict the break will be short-lived.   Canadians spent almost $23 billion on prescription drugs in 2012/13, or $650 per capita. After adjusting for inflation,... Read More
  • December 3, 2013
    Steve Morgan, who has served as Associate Director at CHSPR since 2008, has been appointed Director. He will begin his post on January 1, 2014. Dr. Morgan’s research is focused on health care policy, with an emphasis on health care financing and expenditures, equity analysis, and pharmaceutical policies. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters, and reports, and has served... Read More
  • October 30, 2013
    The redesigned website launched this week, transforming the site from an overview of February's conference on pharmacare reform into a source of accessible information on the topic and a call to action. The site explores four issues key to the pharmacare debate in Canada (access, equity, quality, and sustainability) and highlights what reform would achieve.
  • October 29, 2013
    Morris Barer publishes a Globe & Mail op-ed arguing that Canada has an oversupply of medical specialists in many areas of the country and an inability or unwillingness to develop plans and policies designed to train and deploy physicians in a sensible manner.
  • October 25, 2013
    CHSPR Post-doc Trafford Crump and Erik Hellsten have published an op-ed in the Globe & Mail that argues that waits for long-term care beds in Alberta should improve, given the implementation of a new patient/care-based funding model.
  • October 19, 2013
    Bob Evans, UBC Professor Emeritus and CHSPR faculty, will give the Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture on Oct 23, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Entitled "What, Me Worry!? Dismal Science, Cheerful Practitioners and the Limits to Economic Faith," the lecture is sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Vancouver School of Economics.   The lecture is at... Read More
  • October 11, 2013
    The CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy Research is a career achievement award that honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery. The award is named in honour of the leadership,... Read More
  • October 8, 2013
    Morris L. Barer and Robert G. Evans, National Post | Published: 08/10/13 Earlier this year the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the results of a survey of average waiting times for medical care in 25 countries.  This was not a shining moment for Canada.   Waits for most medical services are far longer here than in most of the... Read More