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 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

Barer M. Evidence, interests and knowledge translation: reflections of an unrepentant zombie chaser. Healthc Q. 2005;8(1):46-53, 2. Read more

Morgan SG, Bassett KL, Wright JM, Evans RG, Barer ML, Caetano PA, Black CD. "Breakthrough" drugs and growth in expenditure on prescription drugs in Canada. BMJ. 2005 Oct 8;331(7520):815-6.Read more

Barer ML. Journey to a journal: a vision to create a forum for Canadian health services and policy research--tracing the origins of Healthcare Policy. Healthc Policy. 2005 Sep;1(1):8-17. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG, McGrail KM. Sustainability of health care in Canada. CMAJ. 2004 May 25;170(11):1647. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG, McGrail KM, Green B, Hertzman C, Sheps SB. Beneath the calm surface: the changing face of physician-service use in British Columbia, 1985/86 versus 1996/97. CMAJ. 2004 Mar 2;170(5):803-7.Read more

Reid R, Evans R, Barer M, Sheps S, Kerluke K, McGrail K, Hertzman C, Pagliccia N. Conspicuous consumption: characterizing high users of physician services in one Canadian province. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2003 Oct;8(4):215-24. Read more

Barer ML, Morgan SG, Evans RG. Strangulation or rationalization? Costs and access in Canadian hospitals. Healthc Q. 2003;1(4):10-19.Read more

Mintzes B, Barer ML, Kravitz RL, Kazanjian A, Bassett K, Lexchin J, Evans RG, Pan R, Marion SA. Influence of direct to consumer pharmaceutical advertising and patients' requests on prescribing decisions: two site cross sectional survey. BMJ. 2002 Feb 2;324(7332):278-9. Read more

Evans RG, McGrail KM, Morgan SG, Barer ML, Hertzman C. Apocalypse no: population aging and the future of health care systems. Can J Aging 2001;20(suppl. 1):160-91. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG. Health care in Canada: organization, financing and access. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; June 2001. Read more

McGrail K, Green B, Barer ML, Evans RG, Hertzman C, Normand C. Age, costs of acute and long-term care and proximity to death: evidence for 1987-88 and 1994-95 in British Columbia. Age Ageing. 2000 May;29(3):249-53. Read more

Evans RG, Barer ML, Stoddart GL. User fees for health care: why a bad idea keeps coming back (or, what's health got to do with it?) Can J Aging. 1995 Summer;14(2):360-90. Read more

Barer ML, Evans RG, Hertzman C, Lomas J. Aging and health care utilization: new evidence on old fallacies.  Soc Sci Med. 1987;24(10):851-62. Read more