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Sam Sheps

School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Name: Sam Sheps
Title: Professor
Degrees: FRCPC, MD (Case Western Medical School), BA (Antioch College)
Office: Rm 105, 2206 East Mall
Phone: (604) 822-3081
Fax: (604) 822-4994
Email: sam.sheps@ubc.ca

Research Interests

  • Clinical Epidemiology as a basic and applied science in medical research and clinical decision making
  • Organization and delivery of child health services
  • Changing pattern of incidence and prevalence of infant mortality and handicapping conditions among children in B.C.
  • Health Policy Research - particularly utilization management and procedure variation and appropriateness of health care utilization
  • Development and implementation of a health service research training program in collaboration with the University of Manitoba

Current Research

  • The incidence of changing trends in birthweight-specific infant mortality in B.C. 1952-89
  • Utilization of long term care by the elderly using the B.C. health linked database
  • Impact of educational influentials on management of whiplash injuries by physicians - using linked data to assess diagnostic test use and clinical interventions
  • Surgical waitlists: Determinants in BC, development and evaluation of priority tools
  • Effect of downsizing acute care hospital capacity in B.C.
  • High uses of health services
  • Issue of continuity of care
  • Epidemiology of medical error

Publications

Please see Department's Personal Webpage for a list pf publications

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