Overview

I have a particular interest in health services research, particularly care integration, continuity of care from the patients’ point of view and quality of care. My research aims to improve the patient’s experience of the care received over time as being coherent and linked. In my current role as a researcher, I am supporting Tiers of Service self-assessments and analyses to improve operational and system planning of pediatric services across British Columbia, to ensure that all healthcare facilities work together as a network.

Publications

Implementation study of a 5-component pediatric early warning system (PEWS) in an emergency department in British Columbia, Canada, to inform provincial scale up.
BMC emergency medicine
McElroy T and Swartz EN and Hassani K and Waibel S and Tuff Y and Marshall C and Chan R and Wensley D and O'Donnell M
DOI: 10.1186/s12873-019-0287-5
PubMed: 31771517
11/2019

The influence of patient-clinician ethnocultural and language concordance on continuity and quality of care: a cross-sectional analysis.
CMAJ open
Waibel S and Wong ST and Katz A and Levesque JF and Nibber R and Haggerty J
DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20170160
PubMed: 30026191
07/2018

Relational continuity with primary and secondary care doctors: a qualitative study of perceptions of users of the Catalan national health system.
BMC health services research
Waibel S and Vargas I and Coderch J and Vázquez ML
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3042-9
PubMed: 29631622
04/2018

Erratum: Correction to: Relational continuity with primary and secondary care doctors: a qualitative study of perceptions of users of the Catalan national health system (BMC health services research (2018) 18 1 (257))
BMC health services research
Waibel, S. and Vargas, I. and Coderch, J. and V{\'a}zquez, M.-L.
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3268-6
2018

Continuity of clinical management and information across care levels: perceptions of users of different healthcare areas in the Catalan national health system.
BMC health services research
Waibel S and Vargas I and Aller MB and Coderch J and Farré J and Vázquez ML
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1696-8
PubMed: 27590595
09/2016

Corrigendum to: A comprehensive analysis of patients' perceptions of continuity of care and their associated factors [Int J Qual Health Care (2013) 25(3): 291-299 doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt010]
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Aller, M.-B. and Vargas, I. and Waibel, S. and Coderch, J. and S{\'a}nchez-P{\'e}rez, I. and Colom{\'e}s, L. and Llopart, J.R. and Ferran, M. and V{\'a}zquez, M.L.
DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv117
2016

The performance of integrated health care networks in continuity of care: a qualitative multiple case study of COPD patients.
International journal of integrated care
Waibel S and Vargas I and Aller MB and Gusmão R and Henao D and Vázquez ML
DOI: 10.5334/ijic.1527
PubMed: 26213524
07/2015

A first approach to differences in continuity of care perceived by immigrants and natives in the Catalan public healthcare system.
International journal of environmental research and public health
Aller MB and Colomé JM and Waibel S and Vargas I and Vázquez ML
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10041474
PubMed: 23571452
04/2013

A comprehensive analysis of patients' perceptions of continuity of care and their associated factors.
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care
Aller MB and Vargas I and Waibel S and Coderch J and Sánchez-Pérez I and Colomés L and Llopart JR and Ferran M and Vázquez ML
DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt010
PubMed: 23425531
02/2013

Factors associated to experienced continuity of care between primary and outpatient secondary care in the Catalan public healthcare system
Gaceta Sanitaria
Aller, M.-B. and Vargas, I. and Waibel, S. and Coderch-Lassaletta, J. and S{\'a}nchez-P{\'e}rez, I. and Llopart, J.R. and Colom{\'e}s, L. and Ferran, M. and Garcia-Subirats, I. and V{\'a}zquez Navarrete, M.L.
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2012.06.011
2013

What do we know about patients' perceptions of continuity of care? A meta-synthesis of qualitative studies
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Waibel, S. and Henao, D. and Aller, M. and Vargas, I. and V?zquez, M.
DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzr068
2012

Research

Implementation of Tiers of Service to improve operational and system planning
In order to facilitate operational and system planning for pediatric health service in British Columbia, we developed and are implementing the Tiers of Service framework. Pediatric services offered across the province are assessed and categorized into six tiers with varying levels of complexity; from Tier 1 offering a wide breadth of services that are accessible in most communities, to Tier 6 offering in-depth, sub-specialized pediatric-focused provincial services. Each one of these tiers is important and has unique roles in serving the needs of children and youth across British Columbia.

Children’s health care quality measures
This project aims to apply a systematic approach to identify and define valid, relevant and feasible child health system quality measures, for the province of British Columbia. These measures support health system evaluation and quality improvement within three priority areas: mental health, diabetes, children with complexity, and patient safety. The study also provides understanding of barriers and facilitators to province wide implementation of quality measures.

Honours & Awards

Premi extraordinari award from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona that recognizes excellence in a doctoral thesis