null Patricia Li, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, MUHC



pediatrics • health services research • primary care • knowledge synthesis • knowledge translation

Research Focus

My research focuses on the organization and delivery of health services to children, including primary care and care for common childhood illnesses such as asthma. I am currently conducting a study on the quality of primary care for children in Quebec, focusing on the disparities in outcomes among vulnerable children, including those of different socioeconomic status and those with chronic diseases. I am also examining the evidence behind practices for routine well-child visits to primary care providers. My studies aim at working with knowledge users (the decision makers and administrators of health care, as well as practicing clinicians and families) to influence healthcare policy and the delivery of health care to children.

Selected Publications

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  • Riverin B, Li P, Rourke L, Leduc D, Rourke J. The Revised Rourke Baby Record 2014: updated evidence-based tool for health supervision of infants and children to age 5 years. Canadian Family Physician. 2015.

  • Petel D, Li P, Emil S. Percutaneous pigtail catheter versus tube thoracostomy for pediatric empyema: A comparison of outcomes. Surgery 54:655-661, 2013. PMID:24074404.

  • Li P, To T, Parkin P, Anderson G, Guttmann A. Association between evidence-based standardized protocols in emergency departments with childhood asthma outcomes: A Canadian population-based study. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 166:834-40, 2012. PMID: 22776991.

  • Li P, To T, Guttmann A. Follow-up care after an emergency department visit for asthma and subsequent healthcare utilization in a universal-access healthcare system. The Journal of Pediatrics 161:208-213, 2012. PMID: 22484353.

  • Welsh E, Hasan M, Li P. Home-based educational interventions for children with asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 10, 2011. Art. No.: CD008469. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008469.pub2. PMID: 21975783.