Archive project: High users of physician services: a framework and exploratory empirical analysis

Principal investigator:  Morris Barer
Institution: University of British Columbia
Funding agency:  N/A

Data sets requested

  • Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
  • Consolidation file (Medical Services Plan Premium Registration and Billing) (BC Ministry of Health)
  • Births (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
  • Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
  • Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)


Journal articles

Barer ML, Evans RG, McGrail KM, Green B, Hertzman C, Sheps SB (2004) "Beneath the Calm Suface...: The Changing Face of Physician Service Use in British Columbia, 1985/86 - 1996/7" Canadian Medical Association Journal 170(5):803-807, March 2

Reid RJ, Evans RG, Barer ML, Sheps SB, Kerluke K, McGrail KM, Hertzman C, Pagliccia N (2003) "Conspicuous consumption: Characterizing high users of physician services in one Canadian province" Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 8(4): 215-224, October


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