Publications and Reports

Publications in Journals

CPCSSN securely collects de-identified primary care health information from Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). Researchers can request fully anonymized data sets from CPCSSN with which to conduct research. If you are interested in learning more about papers that have been published using CPCSSN data, view the list of CPCSSN publications.

CPCSSN Reports

  • CPCSSN Data Quality: An Opportunity for Enhancing Canadian Primary Care Data 
    Morkem R, Salman A, Herman C, Shah R, Wong S, Barber D. CPCSSN Data and Information Quality: An Opportunity for Enhancing Canadian Primary Care Data. Kingston, ON. Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network; April 2023.  The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is Canada’s first electronic medical record (EMR) surveillance system and aims to … Read more
  • Report: Potentially Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing in Canadian Primary Care
    In April 2022 CPCSSN released a report on potentially inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in Canadian primary care. The report represents a collaboration between CPCSSN and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC). CWC is the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in Canada. The CWC campaigns for healthcare providers and their organizations to … Read more
  • Work in Progress on Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance
    CPCSSN is currently studying antibiotic use and misuse in the context of the growing global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issue. One of our ongoing projects aims to combine a prescribing app and feedback platform developed by the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) to create a new antimicrobial stewardship tool. This tool will be tested … Read more
  • June 2021 BC-PHCRN Update
    Catch up on the latest updates from the BC-PHCRN. Click here for information regarding CPCSSN’s partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Innovation Support Unit on a COVID Immunization Preparedness Primary Care Clinic Toolkit, the SPOR PIHCI Network’s online seminar series, BC-PHCRN’s involvement in SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test summer clinical trials conducted at the University … Read more
  • Chronic Conditions in Canadian Primary Care Report
    In May 2021 CPCSSN released a report on the prevalence of common chronic conditions seen in Canadian primary care. The results confirm that chronic conditions constitute an appreciable burden on Canadian health care systems. Further, the report reveals a sex disparity in primary care service trends, with more adult females than adult males using these … Read more