Michael Law

Publications authored by Michael Law from 2009 to the present are listed here. Older peer-reviewed publications are usually available from individual journals and can be searched for using PubMed. Older reports published by CHSPR (from 1973) are available from the UBC Library cIRcle database. If you cannot find a specific publication, please contact us.


Hedden L, Barer M, McGrail K, Law M, Bourgeault I. In British Columbia, the supply of primary care physicians grew, but their rate of clinical activity declined. Health Aff. 2017;36(11):1904-1911. Read more

Goldsmith LJ, Kolhatkar A, Popowich D, Holbrook AM, Morgan SG, Law MR. Understanding the patient experience of cost-related non-adherence to prescription medications through typology development and application. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Oct 9;194:51-59. Read more

Ngambi PG, Kalungia AC, Law MR, Kalemeera F, Truter I, Godman B, Munkombwe D. Evidence on the cost-effectiveness of lifelong antiretroviral therapy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: implications for resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Oct;17(5):459-467. Read more

Iyer HS, Hirschhorn LR, Nisingizwe MP, Kamanzi E, Drobac PC, Rwabukwisi FC, Law MR, Muhire A, Rusanganwa V, Basinga P. Impact of a district-wide health center strengthening intervention on healthcare utilization in rural Rwanda: Use of interrupted time series analysis. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 1;12(8):e0182418. Read more

Persaud N, Lee T, Ahmad H, Li W, Taglione MS, Rajakulasingam Y, Umali N, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Jüni P, Law M, Mamdani MM, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan S, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan FM, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of providing essential medicines at no charge: the Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medicines (CLEAN Meds) trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 12;7(5):e015686. Read more

Law M, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail K, Chan F, Majumdar S. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. 2017 May 15; 189(19). Read more

Panagiotoglou D, Law MR, McGrail K. Effect of Hospital Closures on Acute Care Outcomes in British Columbia, Canada: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Med Care. 2017 Jan;55(1):50-56. Read more

Skeldon SC, Macdonald EM, Law MR, Huang A, Paterson JM, Mamdani MM, Juurlink D. The cardiovascular safety of dutasteride. The Journal of urology. 2017 May 31;197(5):1309-14. Read more

Innes GD, Scheuermeyer FX, Law MR, McRae AD, Weber BA, Boyda HN, Lonergan K, Andruchow JE. Sex-related Differences in Emergency Department Renal Colic Management: Females Have Fewer Computed Tomography Scans but Similar Outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;23(10):1153-1160. Read more

Sutherland JM, Liu G, Crump RT, Law M. Paying for volume: British Columbia’s experiment with funding hospitals based on activity. Health Policy. 2016 Nov 30;120(11):1322-8. Read more

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Chan F, Harrison M, Law M. The impact of medication reviews by community pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2016:56(5):513-20. Read more

Lavergne MR, Law MR, Peterson S, Garrison S, Hurley J, Cheng L, McGrail K. A population-based analysis of incentive payments to primary care physicians for the care of patients with complex disease. Can Med Assoc J. 2016;188(15). Read more

McKay R, Mah A, Law M, McGrail K, Patrick DM. Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016;60(7):4106–18. Read more

Lavergne MR, Barer M, Law MR, Wong ST, Peterson S, McGrail K. Examining regional variation in health care spending in British Columbia, Canada. Health Policy. 2016;120(7):739–48. Read more

Worthington H, Law M. Sticker Shock: Finding value in an era of high-cost drugs: Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2015. Read more

Skeldon SC, Detsky AS, Goldenberg SL, Law MR. Erectile Dysfunction and Undiagnosed Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hypercholesterolemia. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;13(4):331-5. Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Morgan SG, Marra C, Lynd LD, Majumdar SR. Impact of allowing pharmacists to independently renew prescriptions: A population-based study. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2015 Jul 1;55(4):398-404. Read more

Kratzer J, Cheng L, Allin S, Law MR. The Impact of Private Insurance Coverage on Prescription Drug Use in Ontario, Canada. Healthc Policy. 2015 May;10(4):62-74. Read more

Skeldon SC, Kozhimannil KB, Majumdar SR, Law MR. The effect of competing direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns on the use of drugs for benign prostatic hyperplasia: time series analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr;30(4):514-20.  Read more

Gomes T, Martins D, Cheng L, Kratzer J, Juurlink DN, Shah BR, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, Law MR. The impact of policies to reduce blood glucose test strip utilization and costs in Canada. Can J Public Health. 2015 Apr 30;106(4):e210-6. Read more