A health policy professor at UBC from 1969 to 1985, Crichton also served on the Vancouver Regional Health Board. She wrote Health Care: A Community Concern? (UC Press, 1997. It's a call for Health Care reform with an emphasis on promoting health as opposed to the "crisis-oriented"; health care management of today. Her 1998 title is Children of a Common Mother: A Comparative Analysis of the Development of the Australian and Canadian Health Care Systems to 1995.

[BCBW 2003] "Health"