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Morris L. Barer

Morris L. Barer

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Faculty
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Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Division Co-Chair, Division of Health Care Services and Systems, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Phone: 
(604) 822-5992

Education

Education: 
PhD, Economics, University of British Columbia
MBA, University of British Columbia
BSc, Mathematics, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

Research Interest: 
Shifting Pattern of Service Provision by Physicians

Profile

Faculty Summary: 

Research Interest

  • Shifting patterns of service provision by physicians
  • Canadian pharmaceutical policy
  • Separating fact from fiction concerning access to care, wait lists, the effects of an aging population, and health care financing
  • Interplay between research evidence and vested interests in the evolution of health care policy

Current Research Projects

  • Phase-specific and lifetime costs of cancer in Ontario and British Columbia
  • Effectiveness of an intervention to increase communication and collaboration between solo/small group practice general practitioners and home health staff
  • Pharmaceutical sales representatives and patient safety: comparative cross-sectional survey Return on investment from pharmaceutical care: measuring population-based causes and consequences of prescription drug utilization and expenditure
  • Equity in PharmaCare: measuring access to and financing of prescription drugs within and across population subgroups Anatomy of a doctor ‘shortage’ – a population-based analysis of changing patterns of physician practice in British Columbia

Currently Recruiting Graduate Students Interested in the Following Areas

  • Physician resource policy
  • Health care financing
  • Health human resources research
  • Analysis of changes in patterns of hospital, home care, or physician services utilization
  • The discordance between commonly known ‘truths’ about health care, and research evidence

Affiliations and Awards

  • Founding (and Current) Director, UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
  • Inaugural Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
  • Former Member, Federal-Provincial-Territorial Advisory Committee on Health Services
  • Former Senior Editor, Health Economics with Social Science and Medicine
  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • Health Services Research Advancement Award, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (2006)
  • Emmett Hall Memorial Lecturer, The Justice Emmett M. Hall Memorial Foundation, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (2004)

Current Graduate Students

  • Francois Dionne, PhD candidate Resource allocation processes; specifically, the identification of options for resource releases or of options for programs to scale back or terminate
  • Shannon Berg, PhD candidate Interface between home and community care services and primary health care service.