Variations in health care service use in British Columbia: Is geography destiny?

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
not grant funded
Datasets requested: 
consolidation - census geocodes
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Journal Publication

  • Lavergne MR. 2016. Identifying Distinct Geographic Health Service Environments in British Columbia, Canada: Cluster Analysis of Population-Based Administrative Data. Healthcare Policy. 12(1):43-51.
  • Lavergne MR, Barer M, Law MR, Wong ST, Peterson S, McGrail K. 2016. Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada. Health Policy. 120(7):739-48.

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • Lavergne MR. Understanding geographic variation in health care costs in British Columbia. Doctoral Thesis. University of British Columbia, 2015.doi:

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