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.


McClean AR, Law MR, Harrison M, Bansback N, Gomes T, Tadrous M. Uptake of biosimilar drugs in Canada: analysis of provincial policies and usage data. CMAJ. 2022 Apr 19;194(15):E556-E560. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.211478. Read more

McGrail K, Clement F, Law M. The Value of and Need for Health Services and Policy Research that Focuses on Macro System-Level Challenges. Healthc Pap. 2022 Apr;20(3):26-32. doi: 10.12927/hcpap.2022.26846. Read more

Nisingizwe MP, Ndishimye P, Swaibu K, Nshimiyimana L, Karame P, Dushimiyimana V, Musabyimana JP, Musanabaganwa C, Nsanzimana S, Law MR. Effect of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) delivery on blood product delivery time and wastage in Rwanda: a retrospective, cross-sectional study and time series analysis. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Apr;10(4):e564-e569. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00048-1. Read more

Hofmeister M, Sivakumar A, Clement F, Hayes KN, Law M, Guertin JR, Neville HL, Tadrous M. Trends in Canadian prescription drug purchasing: 2001-2020. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2022 Mar 17;15(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s40545-022-00420-4. Read more

Alves JC, Law MR, Luz TCB. Prevalence and Factors Associated With Out-of-Pocket Pharmaceutical Expenditure Among Primary Healthcare Patients: Evidence From the Prover Project. Value Health Reg Issues. 2022 Mar 17;30:83-90. doi: 10.1016/j.vhri.2022.01.006. Online ahead of print. Read more

Duncan R, Cheng L, Law MR, Shojania K, De Vera MA, Harrison M. The impact of introducing multidisciplinary care assessments on access to rheumatology care in British Columbia: an interrupted time series analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 11;22(1):327. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-07715-x. Read more

Connolly E, Boley EJ, Fejfar DL, Varney PF, Aron MB, Fulcher IR, Lambert W, Ndayizigiye M, Law MR, Mugunga JC, Hedt-Gauthier B; Cross-site COVID-19 Syndromic Surveillance Working Group. Childhood immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic: experiences in Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia and Malawi. Bull World Health Organ. 2022 Feb 1;100(2):115-126C. doi: 10.2471/BLT.21.286774. Epub 2021 Nov 17. Read more

Aranda Z, Binde T, Tashman K, Tadikonda A, Mawindo B, Maweu D, Boley EJ, Mphande I, Dumbuya I, Montaño M, Clisbee M, Mvula MG, Ndayizigiye M, Casella Jean-Baptiste M, Varney PF, Anyango S, Grépin KA, Law MR, Mugunga JC, Hedt-Gauthier B, Fulcher IR; Cross-site COVID-19 Syndromic Surveillance Working Group. Disruptions in maternal health service use during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: experiences from 37 health facilities in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 Jan;7(1):e007247. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007247. Read more

Morrow RL, Mintzes B, Gray G, Law MR, Garrison S, Dormuth CR. Industry Sponsor Influence in Clinical Trial Reporting in Canada: A Qualitative Interview Study. Clin Ther. 2021 Dec 23:S0149-2918(21)00493-8. Online ahead of print. Read more

Schummers L, Darling EK, Dunn S, McGrail K, Gayowsky A, Law MR, Laba TL, Kaczorowski J, Norman WV. Abortion Safety and Use with Normally Prescribed Mifepristone in Canada. N Engl J Med. 2021 Dec 8. Online ahead of print. Read more

Zeitouny S, Suda KJ, Mitsantisuk K, Law MR, Tadrous M. Mapping global trends in vaccine sales before and during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 Dec;6(12):e006874. Read more

Tadrous M, Shakeri A, Hayes KN, Neville HL, Houlihan J, Clement F, Guertin JR, Law MR, Gomes T. Canadian Trends and Projections in Prescription Drug Purchases: 2001–2023. Canadian Journal of Health Technologies. 2021;1(11). Read more

James J, Teo M, Ramachandran V, Law M, Cheng M. Performance, clinical utility, and cost-effectiveness of selective use of staging investigations in early breast cancers. ANZ J Surg. 2021 Nov 1. Online ahead of print. Read more

Innes GD, Teichman JMH, Scheuermeyer FX, McRae AD, Grafstein E, Andruchow J, Cheng L, Law MR. Does early intervention improve outcomes for patients with acute ureteral colic? CJEM. 2021 Sep;23(5):679-686. Read more

Hategeka C, Lynd LD, Kenyon C, Tuyisenge L, Law MR. Impact of a Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Emergency Care on Newborn and Child Health Outcomes in Rwanda. Health Policy Plan. 2021 Aug 30:czab109. Online ahead of print. Read more

Hedden L, Ahuja MA, Lavergne MR, McGrail KM, Law MR, Cheng L, Barer ML. How long does it take patients to find a new primary care physician when theirs retires: a population-based, longitudinal study. Hum Resour Health. 2021 Jul 23;19(1):92. Read more

Fulcher IR, Boley EJ, Gopaluni A, Varney PF, Barnhart DA, Kulikowski N, Mugunga JC, Murray M, Law MR, Hedt-Gauthier B; Cross-site COVID-19 Syndromic Surveillance Working Group. Syndromic surveillance using monthly aggregate health systems information data: methods with application to COVID-19 in Liberia. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 May 31:dyab094. Read more

Persaud N, Bedard M, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang SW, Juni P, Law MR, Mamdani M, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan SG, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan F, Umali N, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A; Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medications (CLEAN Meds) study team. Adherence at 2 years with distribution of essential medicines at no charge: The CLEAN Meds randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021 May 21;18(5):e1003590. Read more

Chew C, Aguiar M, Bansback N, Law MR, Harrison M. Patient perspectives on the British Columbia Biosimilars Initiative: a qualitative descriptive study. Rheumatol Int. 2021 May 7:1-12. Read more

Ho H, Janjua NZ, McGrail KM, Harrison M; BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort Team, Law MR. The impact of public coverage of newer hepatitis C medications on utilization, adherence, and costs in British Columbia. PLoS One. 2021 Mar 1;16(3):e0247843. Read more