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: 
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)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
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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