Influencing Trajectories of Care for People with Dementia: Understanding Clinical and Non-Clinical Service Variations in Dementia Management

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Principal Investigator: 
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR)
Funding Agency: 
not grant funded
Datasets requested: 
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Home and Community Care (BC Ministry of Health)
MSP Registration & Premium Billing(BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Journal Publication

  • Sivananthan SN & McGrail KM.  Diagnosis and Disruption: A population-level analysis identifying points of care when transitions are highest and the factors that contribute to them for people with dementia.  Journal of American Geriatrics Society (accepted)
  • Sivananthan SN, Puyat JH, McGrail KM. Variations in self-reported practice among physicians providing clinical care to individuals with dementia: a systematic review.  Journal of American Geriatric Society 2013; 61(8):1277-85
  • Sivananthan SN, Lavergne RL, McGrail KM. Caring for dementia: A population-based study examining variations in guideline-consistent care. Journal of Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2015; 11(8):906-16
  • Sivananthan SN. Short End of the Stick?  Health Care Inequity in a Vulnerable Population of Individuals with Dementia.  Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME 2015; 5(1)

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • Sivananthan SN Diagnosis & disruption: understanding guideline-consistent dementia care and patterns of transitions experienced by individuals with dementia. PhD Thesis

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