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.


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

Law MR, Ma T, Fisher J, Sketris IS. Independent pharmacist prescribing in Canada. Can Pharm J (Ott). 2012 Jan;145(1):17-23.e1. Read more

Daw JR, Mintzes B, Law MR, Hanley GE, Morgan SG. Prescription drug use in pregnancy: a retrospective, population-based study in British Columbia, Canada (2001-2006). Clin Ther. 2012 Jan;34(1):239-249.e2. Read more

Morgan S, Cunningham C, Law M. Changes, challenges, and innovations in pharmaceutical expenditure management. Washington (DC): Commonwealth Fund, 2011 International Symposium on Health Care Policy; 2011. Read more

Law MR, Kawasumi Y, Morgan SG. Despite law, fewer than one in eight completed studies of drugs and biologics are reported on time on ClinicalTrials.gov. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Dec;30(12):2338-45. Read more

Mitton C, Dionne F, Masucci L, Wong S, Law S. Innovations in health service organization and delivery in northern rural and remote regions: a review of the literature. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2011;70(5):460-72. Read more

Law MR, Ystma A, Morgan SG. The short-term impact of Ontario's generic pricing reforms. PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e23030. Read more

Puyat JH, Hanley GE, Cunningham CM, Law MR, Wong ST, Sutherland JM, Morgan SG. Ethnic disparities in antipsychotic drug use in British Columbia: a cross-sectional retrospective study. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Sep;62(9):1026-31. Read more