Margaret McGregor

Research Associate
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
604-875-4111 ext 61871
Mailing Address 
Department of Family Practice University of British Columbia Room 713, 828 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L8


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Associate Professor
Other Areas of Research 
Health Services
Acute Care Utilization
Care of the Elderly
Primary Care

Margaret McGregor is a family physician at the Mid Main Community Health Centre in Vancouver, B.C. She is a Clinical Associate Professor with the UBC Dept of Family Practice and the Head of the UBC Dept of Family Practice Community Geriatrics. Dr. McGregor is a Research Scientist with the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation, and a Research Associate with UBC's Centre for Health Services & Policy Research. She has an MHSc from the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at UBC. Dr. McGregor’s research focuses on the examination of organizational characteristics associated with differences in health service delivery and outcomes in frail elder populations. Her work has examined staffing levels, hospitalization, emergency department visit rates and site of death at B.C’s long-term care facilities by facility ownership and organizational characteristics. She has also studied the impact of socio-economic status on hospital utilization and changes over time for patients hospitalized with pneumonia.

Current Projects 

Home care and primary care working together for frail elders; does it reduce hospital admissions? Who uses assisted living in British Columbia?: An initial exploration. Bridging Silos: Increasing collaborative teamwork between physicians and home health staff. Facility determinants of long-term care resident transfer to hospital emergency departments. Saskatchewan long-term care nurse staffing and quality of resident care. Patient-reported outcome measurement in the context of primary health care reform: A systematic review and expedited knowledge synthesis.