Morris Barer

Publications authored by Morris Barer 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.


Barer M, Stoddart G, McGrail K, McLeod C, editors. An Undisciplined Economist: Robert G. Evans on Health Economics, Health Care Policy, and Population Health. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press; 2016. Read more

Barer M, Engelhardt M, Hedden L, Mooney D. Contested Ground: Why are some policies healthy and others not? Conference Summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2016. 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 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

McGrail K, Lavergne R, Lewis SJ, Peterson SL, Barer M, Garrison SR. Classifying physician practice style: a new approach using administrative data in British Columbia. Med Care. 2015 Mar;53(3):276-82. Read more

Hedden L, Barer ML, Cardiff K, McGrail KM, Law MR, Bourgeault IL. The implications of the feminization of the primary care physician workforce on service supply: a systematic review. Hum Resour Health. 2014 Jun 4;12:32. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG, Hedden L. Two wings and a prayer: should Canada make it easier for Canadian doctors trained abroad to enter practice here? Healthc Policy. 2014 May;9(4):12-9. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG, Hedden L. False hope for Canadians who study medicine abroad. CMAJ. 2014 Apr 15;186(7):552. Read more

McGrail KM, Lilly MB, McGregor MJ, Broemeling AM, Salomons K, Peterson S, McKendry R, Barer ML. Health care services use in assisted living: a time series analysis. Can J Aging. 2013 Jun;32(2):173-83. Read more

McGrail KM, Lilly M, McGregor MJ, Broemeling A, Salomons K, Peterson S, McKendry R, Barer M. Who uses assisted living in British Columbia? : an initial exploration. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2012. Read more

Sivananthan SN, Peterson S, Lavergne R, Barer ML, McGrail KM. Designation, diligence and drift: understanding laboratory expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06.  BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Dec 21;12:472. Read more

Koehoorn M, McLeod CB, Fan J, McGrail KM, Barer ML, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S. Do private clinics or expedited fees reduce disability duration for injured workers following knee surgery? Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):55-70. Read more

McGrail KM, Evans RG, Barer ML, Kerluke KJ, McKendry R. Diagnosing senescence: contributions to physician expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06. Healthc Policy. 2011 Aug;7(1):41-54. Read more

Sutherland JM, McGrail KM, Law MR, Barer ML, Crump RT. British Columbia hospitals: examination and assessment of payment reform (B-CHeaPR). BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jun 24;11:150. Read more

Sutherland JM, Barer ML, Evans RG, Crump RT. Will paying the piper change the tune? Healthc Policy. 2011 May;6(4):14-21. Read more

Evans RG, Barer ML, Hertzman C, Roos NP, Wolfson M. Why are some books important (and others not)? Can J Public Health. 2010 Nov-Dec;101(6):433-5. Read more

Evans RG, Schneider D, Barer M. Health Human Resources Productivity: What it is, how it’s measured, why (how you measure) it matters, and who’s thinking about it. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Health Services Research Foundation; Feb 2010. Read more

Evans RG, Barer ML, Schneider DG. Pharaoh and the Prospects for Productivity in HHR. Healthc Policy. 2010 Feb;5(3):17-26. Read more

Morgan S, Hanley G, McMahon M, Barer M. Influencing drug prices through formulary-based policies: lessons from New Zealand. Healthc Policy. 2007 Aug;3(1):e121-40. Read more

Heymann J, Hertzman C, Barer ML, Evans RG, editors. Healthier societies: from analysis to action. New York: Oxford University Press; 2006. Read more

Barer ML. Experts and evidence: new challenges in knowledge translation. In: Flood CM, Roach K, Sossin L, editors. Access to care, access to justice: the legal debate over private health insurance in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press; 2005. 216-9. Read more