C2E2 will be the hub for national health economics research program in chronic respiratory diseases

C2E2 scientist Dr. Mohsen Sadatsafavi is chosen as the leader of the Health Economics Platform of the recently-established Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN).


People in Profile: Tania Conte

Meet Tania — every small step taken has opened up a brighter future.

Evaluating Canada’s 48-hour hip surgery benchmark, comparing patient outcomes after different surgery wait-times

Comparing patient outcomes after different surgery wait-times.

A new Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded study will identify if patients benefited from having hip fracture surgery within 48-hours of admission, the national benchmark adopted by Canada’s health ministers in 2005. The study, led by VCHRI researchers Dr. Boris Sobolev and Dr. Pierre Guy, seeks to provide evidence for the changes in hospital care that are required to prioritize access to the procedure.

Low health literacy tied to high morbidity and mortality rates

Dr. Iraj Poureslami, VCHRI researcher and associate member of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation

Rethinking the future of health care in Canada

A new book, Health Care Federalism in Canada, provides an up-to-date analysis of the current health care policy. From the book's review: "Now that Ottawa has left health care to the provinces, what is the future for Canadian health care in a decentralized federal context? 

Asthma’s drain on the workplace

Uncontrolled asthma is not only a burden for sufferers – it’s also a drain on Canadian productivity, even when the people who struggle with it show up for work.

New website a key resource for creating quality research

The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology (C2E2) – one of the major research centres under Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) – officially launches its revamped website in January 2014. The new site offers better communication with the larger research community and highlights C2E2’s dedication to research, training, and knowledge translation that delivers the most effective health care to British Columbians.

Disputed asthma therapy has safe record in B.C.: UBC-VCH study

A popular combination asthma therapy dogged by safety concerns has not harmed British Columbians and should remain in use, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

How long is too long to wait for heart bypass surgery?

When it comes to treating heart disease, it is unclear whether waiting for surgery is a better choice than having a less invasive procedure done immediately.

“In non-emergency situations, modern medicine offers two alternative strategies for treating multiple arteries: bypass surgery and stenting,” says Dr. Boris Sobolev, health services researcher at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2). “In the past, more than one-third of patients needing non-emergency bypass surgery had to wait longer than deemed safe by a doctor.”