BC-CPCSSN Resources

Clinician Resources

BC-CPCSSN Information Sheet
Provides a general overview of BC-CPCSSN for clinicians that highlights benefits of joining, data privacy and security, and the data extraction process.

BC-CPCSSN Quality Improvement Tools Information Sheet
Provides summary information for clinicians on the two CPCSSN quality improvement tools: Data presentation Tool (DPT) and Interactive Quality Improvement Reporting Environment (InQuIRE).

BC-CPCSSN Quality Improvement Tools Help Document
Contains in-depth information on using the CPCSSN Quality improvement tools (DPT and InQuIRE) including how to examine the prevalence of various chronic diseases, visualize top 20 prescribed medications, access the diabetes dashboard, and do custom searches.


Researcher Resources

CPCSSN Case Definitions
This updated 2019 document provides new details of the disease case definitions applied by CPCSSN.


Research Products

Research Posters

Identifying Frailty to Support Policy and Care Using Administrative Data
This poster was presented at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research conference in May 2017. Work is ongoing to use EMR data from CPCSSN to supplement the administrative data used to identify frailty.

Visually Representing Electronic Medical Record Data to Improve Reflective Practice in Primary Care: Interactive Quality Improvement Reporting Environment (INQUIRE)
This poster was presented at the North American Primary Care Research Group 2015 conference in October 2015.

The Importance of Data Cleaning when Reporting Statistics from Electronic Medical Record Data
This poster was presented at the Family Medicine Forum in November 2016.

Selected Publications

Queenan JA, Farahani P, Ehsani-Moghadam B, Birtwhistle RV. The prevalence and risk for Herpes Zoster infection in adult patients with Diabetes Mellitus in the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Can J Diabetes 2018;42(5): 465-469.

Singian KR, Price M, Bungay V, Wong ST. Using Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network data to examine depression in patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2016 Aug 8;4(3):E417-E423.

Green ME, Natajaran N, O’Donnell DE, Williamson T, Kotecha J, Khan S, Cave A. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: an epidemiologic cohort study from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. CMAJ Open: 2015;3(1):E15-22.

Godwin M, Williamson T, Khan S, Kaczorowski J, Asghari S, Morkem R, Dawes M, Birtwhistle R. Prevalence and management of hypertension in primary care practices with electronic medical records: a report from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. CMAJ Open. 2015;3(1):E76-82.

Birtwhistle, R, Morkem, R, Peat, G et al. Prevalence and management of osteoarthritis in primary care: an epidemiologic cohort study from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. CMAJ Open 2015:3(3);E270-E275.

Wong, ST, Manca, D, Barber, D et al. The diagnosis of depression and its treatment in Canadian primary care practices: an epidemiological study. CMAJ Open 2014:2(4);E337-E342.

Greiver M, Williamson T, Barber D, Birtwhistle R, Aliarzadeh B, Khan S, Morkem R, Halas G, Harris S, Katz A. Prevalence and epidemiology of diabetes in Canadian primary care practices: a report from the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network. Can J Diabetes. 2014;38(3):179-85.