Publications by authors named "Mohsen Sadatsafavi"

100Publications

Testing Clinical Prediction Models-Reply.

JAMA 2020 11;324(19):2000

Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford University, Stanford, California.

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November 2020

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to Support Adherence to Falls Prevention Clinic Recommendations: A Qualitative Study.

Patient Prefer Adherence 2020 30;14:2105-2121. Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Social & Economic Change Laboratory, Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

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October 2020

Cost Effectiveness of Case Detection Strategies for the Early Detection of COPD.

Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2020 Nov 2. Epub 2020 Nov 2.

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Institute, Vancouver, Canada.

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November 2020

The cost-effectiveness of as-needed budesonide/formoterol versus low-dose inhaled corticosteroid maintenance therapy in patients with mild asthma in the UK.

Respir Med 2020 09 4;171:106079. Epub 2020 Jul 4.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2405, Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z3, Canada.

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September 2020

Should the number of acute exacerbations in the previous year be used to guide treatments in COPD?

Eur Respir J 2020 Aug 27. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation & Dept of Medicine (Respirology), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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August 2020

Predicting Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations. Developing a Population Surveillance Approach with Administrative Data.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2020 09;17(9):1069-1076

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and.

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September 2020

Avoiding immortal time bias in observational studies.

Eur Respir J 2020 03 20;55(3). Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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March 2020

The Acute COPD Exacerbation Prediction Tool (ACCEPT): a modelling study.

Lancet Respir Med 2020 10 13;8(10):1013-1021. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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October 2020

Response.

Chest 2020 03;157(3):738-739

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia; Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, The UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia; Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia.

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March 2020

Effects of β2-Adrenergic Agonists on Risk of Parkinson's Disease in COPD: A Population-Based Study.

Pharmacotherapy 2020 05 1;40(5):408-415. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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May 2020

Validation and Utility Testing of Clinical Prediction Models: Time to Change the Approach.

JAMA 2020 07;324(3):235-236

Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

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July 2020

A threshold-free summary index for quantifying the capacity of covariates to yield efficient treatment rules.

Stat Med 2020 04 30;39(9):1362-1373. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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April 2020

Looking at the COPD spectrum through "PRISm".

Eur Respir J 2020 01 2;55(1). Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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January 2020

Cost-effectiveness of implementing objective diagnostic verification of asthma in the United States.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2020 May 11;145(5):1367-1377.e4. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address:

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May 2020

Healthcare system encounters before COPD diagnosis: a registry-based longitudinal cohort study.

Thorax 2020 02 8;75(2):108-115. Epub 2019 Nov 8.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, The University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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February 2020

Direct costs of overdiagnosed asthma: a longitudinal, population-based cohort study in British Columbia, Canada.

BMJ Open 2019 11 7;9(11):e031306. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, The University of British Columbia Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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November 2019

Triple therapy in a single inhaler: a new option for uncontrolled asthma.

Lancet 2019 11 30;394(10210):1690-1692. Epub 2019 Sep 30.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V5Z1M9, Canada.

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November 2019

Trends in prescriptions and costs of inhaled medications in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a 19-year population-based study from Canada.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2019 3;14:2003-2013. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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March 2020

An Individualized Prediction Model for Long-term Lung Function Trajectory and Risk of COPD in the General Population.

Chest 2020 03 19;157(3):547-557. Epub 2019 Sep 19.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, The UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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March 2020

Economic burden of multimorbidity in patients with severe asthma: a 20-year population-based study.

Thorax 2019 12 18;74(12):1113-1119. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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December 2019

A Systematic Review of Decision-Analytic Models for Evaluating Cost-Effectiveness of Asthma Interventions.

Value Health 2019 09 23;22(9):1070-1082. Epub 2019 May 23.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Division of Respiratory Medicine and Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Vancouver General Hospital, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address:

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September 2019

Socioeconomic status at diagnosis influences the incremental direct medical costs of systemic lupus erythematosus: A longitudinal population-based study.

Semin Arthritis Rheum 2020 02 14;50(1):77-83. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

Arthritis Research Canada, 5591 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2C7, Canada; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2020

The Projected Economic and Health Burden of Uncontrolled Asthma in the United States.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2019 11;200(9):1102-1112

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation and.

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November 2019

Costs of Workplace Productivity Loss in Patients With Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease.

Chest 2019 11 30;156(5):887-895. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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November 2019

Lowering the P Value Threshold.

JAMA 2019 04;321(15):1532-1533

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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April 2019

Precision health: treating the individual patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Med J Aust 2019 05 11;210(9):424-428. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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May 2019

Inhaled corticosteroids and the risk of lung cancer in COPD: a population-based cohort study.

Eur Respir J 2019 06 5;53(6). Epub 2019 Jun 5.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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June 2019

Extent, trends, and determinants of controller/reliever balance in mild asthma: a 14-year population-based study.

Respir Res 2019 Feb 28;20(1):44. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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February 2019

Use of biologics during pregnancy and risk of serious infections in the mother and baby: a Canadian population-based cohort study.

BMJ Open 2019 02 20;9(2):e023714. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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February 2019

Introduction to precision medicine in COPD.

Eur Respir J 2019 04 11;53(4). Epub 2019 Apr 11.

UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia and St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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April 2019

Heterogeneity in the respiratory symptoms of patients with mild-to-moderate COPD.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2018;13:3983-3995. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

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July 2019

Making sense of cost-effectiveness analyses in respiratory medicine: a practical guide for non-health economists.

Eur Respir J 2019 03 7;53(3). Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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March 2019

A systematic review of the adverse events and economic impact associated with oral corticosteroids in asthma.

J Asthma 2019 12 4;56(12):1334-1346. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Faculty of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, UBC , Vancouver , Canada.

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December 2019

Long-term effects of inhaled corticosteroids on bone mineral density in older women with asthma or COPD: a registry-based cohort study.

Arch Osteoporos 2018 10 29;13(1):116. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, C5121, 409 Tache Avenue, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6, Canada.

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October 2018

Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Migrants With CKD: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis.

Am J Kidney Dis 2019 01 28;73(1):39-50. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Relative impact characteristic curve: a graphical tool to visualize and quantify the clinical utility and population-level consequences of implementing markers.

Ann Epidemiol 2018 10 30;28(10):717-723.e3. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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October 2018

The diagnostic performance of patient symptoms in screening for COPD.

Respir Res 2018 08 3;19(1):147. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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August 2018

Asthma is not associated with the need for surgery in Crohn's disease when controlling for smoking status: a population-based cohort study.

Clin Epidemiol 2018 12;10:831-840. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada,

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July 2018

Long-Term Trajectories of Mild Asthma in Adulthood and Risk Factors of Progression.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Nov - Dec;6(6):2024-2032.e5. Epub 2018 May 7.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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November 2019

The projected economic and health burden of sub-optimal asthma control in Canada.

Respir Med 2018 05 16;138:7-12. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada.

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May 2018

Excess Productivity Costs of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Sjögren's Syndrome: A General Population-Based Study.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2019 01;71(1):142-154

Arthritis Research Canada, Richmond, and The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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January 2019

The Impact of Care Specialty on Survival-Adjusted Medical Costs of COPD Patients After a Hospitalization: a longitudinal analysis.

J Gen Intern Med 2018 09 2;33(9):1528-1535. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada.

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September 2018

Predictors of inappropriate and excessive use of reliever medications in asthma: a 16-year population-based study.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 Feb 12;18(1):33. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada.

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February 2018

Cost-effectiveness of tiotropium versus omalizumab for uncontrolled allergic asthma in US.

Cost Eff Resour Alloc 2018 30;16. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

3Institute for Heart and Lung Health (IHLH), Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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January 2018

Characterizing undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Respir Res 2018 02 7;19(1):26. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada.

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February 2018

Response.

Chest 2018 02;153(2):578-579

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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February 2018

The association between previous and future severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Updating the literature using robust statistical methodology.

PLoS One 2018 19;13(1):e0191243. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Faculty of Medicine, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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February 2018

Cost-effectiveness of post-landing latent tuberculosis infection control strategies in new migrants to Canada.

PLoS One 2017 30;12(10):e0186778. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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November 2017

Risk of Incident Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2019 05 2;71(5):602-610. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Arthritis Research Canada, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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May 2019

Patterns of Biologics Utilization and Discontinuation Before and During Pregnancy in Women With Autoimmune Diseases: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2018 07 30;70(7):979-986. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Arthritis Research Canada, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

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July 2018

The impact of inappropriate use of short acting beta agonists in asthma.

Respir Med 2017 10 17;131:135-140. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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October 2017

Excess economic burden of comorbidities in COPD: a 15-year population-based study.

Eur Respir J 2017 07 27;50(1). Epub 2017 Jul 27.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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July 2017

Improving precision in the prediction of asthma exacerbations.

Lancet Respir Med 2017 07 2;5(7):539-540. Epub 2017 Jun 2.

Respiratory Evaluation Service Program, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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July 2017

Stability of Asthma Symptom Control in a Longitudinal Study of Mild-Moderate Asthmatics.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 Nov - Dec;5(6):1663-1670.e5. Epub 2017 May 10.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Department of Medicine, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address:

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June 2018

Asthma Is Associated With Subsequent Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Population-based Case-Control Study.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 Sep 23;15(9):1405-1412.e3. Epub 2017 Mar 23.

Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Synder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

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September 2017

A Systematic Review of Health Economics Simulation Models of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Value Health 2017 01 10;20(1):152-162. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Institute for Heart and Lung Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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January 2017

The Impact of Statin Drug Use on All-Cause Mortality in Patients With COPD: A Population-Based Cohort Study.

Chest 2017 09 12;152(3):486-493. Epub 2017 Feb 12.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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September 2017

Probabilistic Return-on-Investment Analysis of Single-Family Versus Open-Bay Rooms in Neonatal Intensive Care Units-Synthesis and Evaluation of Early Evidence on Nosocomial Infections, Length of Stay, and Direct Cost of Care.

J Intensive Care Med 2019 Feb 25;34(2):115-125. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

3 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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February 2019

Excess medical costs in patients with asthma and the role of comorbidity.

Eur Respir J 2016 12 6;48(6):1584-1592. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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December 2016

Has Asthma Medication Use Caught Up With the Evidence?: A 12-Year Population-Based Study of Trends.

Chest 2017 Mar 1;151(3):612-618. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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March 2017

Biomarker Development in COPD: Moving From P Values to Products to Impact Patient Care.

Chest 2017 02 29;151(2):455-467. Epub 2016 Sep 29.

Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation, James Hogg Research Centre, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Institute for Heart + Lung Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2017

The impact of a history of asthma on long-term outcomes of people with newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A population study.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 Mar 15;139(3):835-843. Epub 2016 Sep 15.

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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March 2017

The impact of comorbidities on productivity loss in asthma patients.

Respir Res 2016 08 26;17(1):106. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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August 2016

Asthma control and productivity loss in those with work-related asthma: A population-based study.

J Asthma 2017 Jun 5;54(5):537-542. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

b Institute for Heart and Lung Health (IHLH), Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia , Vancouver , Canada.

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June 2017

Individualized prediction of lung-function decline in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

CMAJ 2016 Oct 2;188(14):1004-1011. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (Zafari, Bryan, Sadatsafavi), Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia; Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation (Sin, Man, McManus, Hollander), St. Paul's Hospital; Institute for Heart and Lung Health (Sin, Man, McManus, Hollander, Sadatsafavi), University of British Columbia; Division of Respiratory Medicine (Sin, Lam, Man, Sadatsafavi), Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; University Medical Center Groningen (Postma, Vonk), Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), University of Groningen, Groningen; University Medical Center Groningen (Postma), Department of Pulmonary Diseases, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands; Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology (Löfdahl), Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Department of Epidemiology (Vonk), University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands; School of Population and Public Health (Bryan), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Khakban), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Tashkin), Los Angeles, Calif.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Wise), Baltimore, Md.; University of Minnesota School of Public Health (Connett), Minneapolis, Minn.; PROOF Centre for Excellence (McManus, Ng, Hollander), Vancouver, BC; Department of Community Health Sciences (Tammemagi), Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.

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October 2016

Level of Asthma Controller Therapy Before Admission to the Hospital.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2016 Sep-Oct;4(5):877-83. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

PELyon, Lyon, France; HESPER 7425, Health Services and Performance Research, Lyon, France; Respiratory Medicine, Croix Rousse University Hospital, Lyon, France.

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October 2017

Attitude to health risk in the Canadian population: a cross-sectional survey.

CMAJ Open 2016 Apr-Jun;4(2):E284-91. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

School of Population and Public Health (Bansback), University of British Columbia; Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (Bansback, Harrison); Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (Bansback, Sadatsafavi, Whitehurst), Vancouver Coastal Research Institute; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Harrison), University of British Columbia; Faculty of Medicine (Sadatsafavi), Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver, BC; Leiden University Medical Center (Stiggelbout), Leiden, Netherlands; Faculty of Health Sciences (Whitehurst), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

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July 2016

Author response to commentary on article "Intensive care unit-acquired infections: It is not only about the number of patients per room".

J Crit Care 2016 08 30;34:124. Epub 2016 Apr 30.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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August 2016

Influences of Socioeconomic Status on Costs of Asthma Under Universal Health Coverage.

Med Care 2016 08;54(8):789-95

*Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences †Division of Respiratory Medicine, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia ‡Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health, St. Paul's Hospital §Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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August 2016

Less chaos in the prognosis of asthma-chronic obstructive lung disease overlap.

Lancet Respir Med 2016 06 6;4(6):421-2. Epub 2016 Apr 6.

Respiratory Division, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V5Z1M9, Canada.

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June 2016

Cost-Effectiveness of Bronchial Thermoplasty, Omalizumab, and Standard Therapy for Moderate-to-Severe Allergic Asthma.

PLoS One 2016 11;11(1):e0146003. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Institute for Heart and Lung Health (IHLH), Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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June 2016

The natural history of severe asthma and influences of early risk factors: a population-based cohort study.

Thorax 2016 Mar 5;71(3):267-75. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

Department of Medicine, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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March 2016

Quality of Life and Asthma Symptom Control: Room for Improvement in Care and Measurement.

Value Health 2015 Dec 16;18(8):1043-9. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

Department of Medicine, Institute for Heart and Lung Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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December 2015

Do cost savings from reductions in nosocomial infections justify additional costs of single-bed rooms in intensive care units? A simulation case study.

J Crit Care 2016 Feb 20;31(1):194-200. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2016

Risk of cardiovascular comorbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Lancet Respir Med 2015 Aug 22;3(8):631-9. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

Institute for Heart and Lung Health, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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August 2015