Dr. Margaret McGregor, BA, MD, CCFP, MHSc, COE is a family physician and Director of Community Geriatrics at the University of British Columbia, Department of Family Practice. She is a Research Associate with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute’s Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation and the UBC Centre for Health Services Policy Research. Her research interest is in health services and policy research of frail seniors in primary care and community settings including residential long-term care.



Health services research; staffing levels, hospitalization rates and site of death at B.C’s long-term care facilities; outcome assessment (health care)

Health services and policy research of frail seniors in primary care and community settings including residential long-term care.



 McGregor MJ, Slater J, Sloan J, McGrail KM, Martin-Matthews A, Berg S, Plecash A, Sloss L, Trimble J, Murphy J. How’s Your Health At Home: Patient Reported Health Experience and Outcomes in a Sample of Frail Homebound Elderly in One Canadian City. Can J Aging 2017;36(3), In Press.

McGregor MJ Residential long-term care – where do doctors fit in (or don’t they? Canadian Studies Journal, Accepted for publication and In Press.

Doupe MB, Day S, McGregor MJ, John PS, Chateau D, Puchniak J, et al. Pressure Ulcers Among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents: Measuring the Impact of Transferring From Hospital. Med Care 2016 Jun;54(6):584-91.

Ronald LA, McGregor MJ, Harrington C, Pollock A, Lexchin J. Observational Evidence of For-Profit Delivery and Inferior Nursing Home Care: When Is There Enough Evidence for Policy Change? PLoS Med 2016 Apr;13(4):e1001995.

Cummings GG, Doupe M, Ginsburg L, McGregor MJ, Norton PG, Estabrooks CA. Development and Validation of A Scheduled Shifts Staffing (ASSiST) Measure of Unit-Level Staffing in Nursing Homes. Gerontologist 2016 Feb;16.

Harrington C, Schnelle JF, McGregor M, Simmons SF. The Need for Higher Minimum Staffing Standards in U.S. Nursing Homes. Health Serv Insights 2016;9:13-9.

McGregor MJ, Murphy JM, Poss JW, McGrail KM, Kuramoto L, Huang H-C, Bryan S. 24/7 2015 Registered Nurse Staffing Coverage in Saskatchewan Nursing Homes and Acute Hospital Use. Can J Aging 2015 Dec;34(4):492-505.

McGregor MJ, Sloan J. Realigning training with need: Acase for mandatory family medicine resident experience in community-based care of the frail elderly. Can Fam Physician 2014;60;697.

McGregor MJ, McGrail KM, Abu-Laban RB, Ronald LA, Baumbusch J, Andrusiek D et al. Emergency department visit rates and patterns in Canada’s Vancouver Coastal Health region. Can J Aging 2014b;33:154-162.

McGregor MJ, Abu-Laban RB, Ronald LA, McGrail KM, Andrusiek D, Baumbusch J. et al. Nursing home characteristics associated with resident transfers to emergency departments. Can J Aging 2014a;33:38-48.

McGrail KM,  Lilly MB, McGregor MJ, Broemeling AM, Peterson S, McKendry R, Salomons K, Barer ML. Use of Other Health Care Services after moving to Assisted Living in British Columbia: A time series analysis. Can J Aging 2013;Vol 32(2).

McGregor MJ, Martin D. Testing 1, 2, 3: Is overtesting undermining patient and system health? Can Fam Physician 2012 Nov;58(11):1191-3.

Harrington C, Choiniere J, Goldmann M, Jacobsen FF, Lloyd L, McGregor M, et al. Nursing home staffing standards and staffing levels in six countries. J Nurs Scholarship 2012 Mar;44(1):88-98.

Brcic V, McGregor MJ, Kaczorowski J, Dharamsi S, Verma S. Practice and payment preferences of newly practising family physicians in British Columbia. Can Fam Physician 2012 May;58(5):e275-e281.

McGregor MJ, Cohen M, Stocks-Rankin CR, Cox MB, Salomons K, McGrail KM, Spencer C, Ronald LA, Schulzer M. Complaints in For-Profit, Non-Profit and Public Nursing Homes in Two Canadian Provinces. Open Medicine 2011;5(4):E183-E192.

McGregor MJ, Baumbusch J, Abu-Laban RB, McGrail KM, Andrusiek D, Glberman J, Cox MB, Salmons K, Volker J, Ronald LA. A Survey of Nursing Home Organizational Characteristics Associated with Hospital Transfers and Care Quality in One Large British Columbia Health Region. Canadian Journal of Aging 2011;30(4):551-561

McGregor MJ. Finding A Model That Supports Quality. Healthcare Quarterly 2011;10(2):30-5.