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.


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

Morgan SG, Law M, Daw JR, Abraham L, Martin D. Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada. CMAJ. 2015 Apr 21;187(7):491-7. Read more

Law MR, Kratzer J, Cheng L, Donovan S. Utilization patterns and reimbursement options for diabetes test strips in British Columbia. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; June 2014. Read more

Law MR, Kratzer J, Dhalla IA. The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada. CMAJ. 2014 Sep 2;186(12):E470-E474. Read more

Sanmartin C, Hennessy D, Lu Y, Law MR. Trends in out-of-pocket health care expenditures in Canada by income, 1997 to 2009. Health Rep. 2014 Apr 16;25(4):13-7. Read more

Balaban DY, Dhalla IA, Law MR, Bell CM. Private expenditures on brand name prescription drugs after generic entry.Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2013 Oct;11(5):523-9. Read more

Law MR, Kratzer J.  The road to competitive generic drug prices in Canada. CMAJ. 2013 Sep 17;185(13):1141-4. Read more

Kozhimannil K, Law MR, Peterson-Blauer C, Zhang F, Wharam JF. The impact of high-deductible health plans on men and women: an analysis of emergency department care. Med Care. 2013 Aug;51(8):639-45. Read more

Morgan S, Daw J, Law M. Rethinking Pharmacare in Canada. Toronto (ON): C.D. Howe Institute; Jun 2013. Commentary no.384. Read more

Allin S, Law MR, Laporte A. How does complementary private prescription drug insurance coverage affect seniors' use of publicly funded medications? Health Policy. 2013 May;110(2-3):147-55. Read more

Law MR, Daw JR, Cheng L, Morgan SG. Growth in private payments for health care by Canadian households. Health Policy. 2013 May;110(2-3):141-6. Read more

Daw JR, Morgan SG, Thomson PA, Law MR. Here today, gone tomorrow: the issue attention cycle and national print media coverage of prescription drug financing in Canada. Health Policy. 2013 Apr;110(1):67-75. Read more

Kozhimannil K, Law MR, Virnig B. Cesarean delivery rates vary tenfold among US hospitals; reducing variation may address quality and cost issues. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Mar;32(3):527-35. Read more

Law MR. Money left on the table: generic drug prices in Canada. Healthc Policy. 2013 Feb;8(3):17-25. Read more

Allin S, Bayoumi AM, Law MR, Laporte A. Comparability of self-reported medication use and pharmacy claims data. Health Rep. 2013 Jan 16;24(1):3-9. Read more

Law MR, Heard D, Fisher J, Douillard J, Muzika G, Sketris IS. The geographic accessibility of pharmacies in Nova Scotia. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2013 Jan;146(1):39-46. Read more

Law M. Canadians pay too much for generic drugs. In: Roos N, Manson Singer S, O’Grady K, Tapp C, Turczak S. Canadian health policy in the news: why evidence matters. University of Manitoba: Evidence Network, 2012; 334-37. Read more

Puyat JH, Law MR, Wong ST, Sutherland JM, Morgan SG. The essential and potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotics across income groups: an analysis of linked administrative data. Can J Psychiatry. 2012 Aug;57(8):488-95. Read more

Pérez-Cuevas R, Doubova SV, Suarez-Ortega M, Law M, Pande AH, Escobedo J, Espinosa-Larrañaga F, Ross-Degnan D, Wagner AK. Evaluating quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes using electronic health record information in Mexico. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Jun 6;12:50. Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Dhalla IA, Heard D, Morgan SG. The effect of cost on adherence to prescription medications in Canada. CMAJ. 2012 Feb 21;184(3):297-302. Read more