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.


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

Contandriopoulos D, Law MR. Policy changes and physicians opting out from Medicare in Quebec: an interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ. 2021 Feb 16;193(7):E237-E241. Read more

Holbrook AM, Wang M, Lee M, Chen Z, Garcia M, Nguyen L, Ford A, Manji S, Law MR. Cost-related medication nonadherence in Canada: a systematic review of prevalence, predictors, and clinical impact. Syst Rev. 2021 Jan 6;10(1):11. Read more

Hategeka C, Ruton H, Karamouzian M, Lynd LD, Law MR. Use of interrupted time series methods in the evaluation of health system quality improvement interventions: a methodological systematic review. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Oct;5(10):e003567. Read more

Hung YW, Hoxha K, Irwin BR, Law MR, Grépin KA. Using routine health information data for research in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Aug 25;20(1):790. Read more

Hategeka C, Ogilvie G, Nisingizwe MP, Rulisa S, Law MR. Effect of human papilloma virus vaccination on sexual behaviours among adolescent women in Rwanda: a regression discontinuity study. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Aug 24;czaa083. Online ahead of print. Read more

Daw JR, Law MR. Compared With Other Countries, Women In The US Are More Likely Than Men To Forgo Medicines Because Of Cost. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Aug;39(8):1334-1342. Read more

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grépin KA. Impact of a free care policy on the utilisation of health services during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interrupted time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e002119. Read more

Innes GD, Scheuermeyer FX, McRae AD, Law MR, Teichman JMH, Grafstein E, Andruchow JE. Which Patients Should Have Early Surgical Intervention for Acute Ureteric Colic. J Urol. 2020 Jul 27;101097JU0000000000001318. Online ahead of print. Read more

Palmer K, Law M, Worthington H. Private Parts? Finding the balance of public and private in health care: Conference summary. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2020. Read more

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grépin KA. Impact of a free care policy on the utilisation of health services during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interrupted time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e002119. Read more

Laba TL, Cheng L, Worthington HC, McGrail KM, Chan FKI, Mamdani M, Law MR. What happens to drug use and expenditure when cost sharing is completely removed? Evidence from a Canadian provincial public drug plan. Health Policy. 2020 May 23:S0168-8510(18)30587-6. Online ahead of print. Read more

Kitchen SA, McGrail K, Wickham ME, Law MR, Hohl CM. Emergency department-based medication review on outpatient health services utilization: interrupted time series. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 26;20(1):254. Read more

Laba TL, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Law MR. Cost-related nonadherence to medicines in people with multiple chronic conditions. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy;16(3):415-421.Read more