Hutchison's career has been spent improving primary health care in Canada.
Brian Hutchison joined McMaster University in 1975, and is a professor emeritus in the departments of Family Medicine and Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI). He became a member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA) in 1998, and served as its director from 2002 until his retirement in 2005.
Co-Chair of the Canadian Working Group for Primary Healthcare Improvement and Senior Advisor for Primary Care to Health Quality Ontario. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Policy (2004-2009) and President of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (2010-2011). He practiced comprehensive family medicine for five years in a fee-for-service group practice, followed by 25 years in a McMaster University academic family practice. Brian held a National Health Research Scholar award from Health Canada from 1994 to 1999. He was the 2004 recipient of the Health Services Research Advancement Award presented by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.
Brian received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2008. His areas of research and policy interest include organization, funding and delivery of primary and community care, needs-based health care resource allocation and funding methods, provider payment methods, quality improvement and preventive care.
His lifelong dedication to understanding and improving primary health care in Canada was also recognized in May, 2013, with the Emmett Hall Memorial Lectureship, one of Canada’s most prestigious honours. The lectureship is a lifetime achievement award conferred by health services and policy scholars in Canada.
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