BCs Fair Pharmacare evaluation projects

Project number: 
03-007
Approval date: 
Friday, August 20, 2004
Principal Investigator: 
Black,Charlyn
Institution: 
Not Available
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Not available
Research objective: 
Publications: 

Journal Publication

  • Cunningham, C.; Hanley, G.; Morgan, S. (2011) "Income inequities in End-of-life Health Care Spending in British Columbia, Canada: a pooled cross-sectional analysis." International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Morgan, S.; Hanley, G.; Cunningham, C.; Quan, H. (2011) "Ethnic differences in the use of prescription drugs in British Columbia: a cross-sectional analysis of linked survey and administrative data." Open Medicine
  • Puyat J, Hanley G, Cunningham C, Law M, Wong S, Sutherland J, Morgan S (2011) "Ethnic disparities in antipsychotic drug use in British Columbia: a cross-sectional retrospective study of linked survey and administrative data." Psychiatric Services
  • Hanley, G. E.; Morgan, S.; Reid, R. J (2010) "Explaining prescription drug use and expenditures using the adjusted clinical groups case-mix system in the population of British Columbia, Canada." Medical care  May 48 5 402-408
  • Leong V.; Morgan, S.; Wong, S.; Hanley, G.; Black, C (2010) "Registration for public drug benefits across areas of differing ethnic composition in British Columbia, Canada." BMC Health Services Research 10:171doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-171
  • Hanley G., S. Morgan, M. Barer, and R. Reid (2010) "The redistributive effect of the move from age-based to income-based prescription drug coverage in British Columbia, Canada". Health Policy doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.12.005
  • Dormuth, C. R.; Neumann, P.; Maclure, M.; Glynn, R. J.; Schneeweiss, S (2009) "Effects of prescription coinsurance and income-based deductibles on net health plan spending for older users of inhaled medications." Medical care  May 47 5 508-516
  • Hanley G.; Morgan, S (2009) "Chronic Catastrophes: Exploring the concentration and sustained nature of ambulatory prescription drug expenditures in the population of British Columbia, Canada." Social Science and medicine  68 5 919-924
  • Wang, P. S.; Patrick, A. R.; Dormuth, C. R.; Avorn, J.; Maclure, M.; Canning, C. F.; Schneeweis , S (2008) "The impact of cost sharing on antidepressant use among older adults in British Columbia." Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)  Apr 59 4 337-383
  • van Wijk, B. L.; Shrank, W. H.; Klungel, O. H.; Schneeweiss, S.; Brookhart, M. A.; Avorn, J. "A cross-national study of the persistence of antihypertensive medication use in the elderly." Journal of hypertension (2008) Jan 26 1 145-153
  • Hanley G.; Morgan, S.; Hurley, J.; van Doorslaer, E (2008) "Distributional consequences of the transition from age-based to income-based prescription drug coverage in British Columbia, Canada." Health Economics. [Published Online: Jan 11 2008 6:02AM DOI: 10.1002/hec.1337
  • Dormuth, C.R.; Maclure, M.; Glynn, R.J.; Neumann, P.; Brookhart, A.M.; Schneeweiss, S. "Emergency hospital admissions after income-based deductibles and prescription copayments in older users of inhaled medications." Clinical Therapeutics (2008) 30 1038-1050
  • Hanley G.; Morgan, S. "On the validity of area-based income measures to proxy household income." BMC Health Services Research 8:79 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-79 (2008)
  • Schneeweiss, S.; Patrick, A. R.; Maclure, M.; Dormuth, C. R.; Glynn, R. J. (2007) "Adherence to beta-blocker therapy under drug cost-sharing in patients with and without acute myocardial infarction." The American Journal of Managed Care Aug 13 8 445-452
  • Schneeweiss, S.; Patrick, A.R.; Maclure, M.; Dormuth, C.R.; Glynn, R.J. (2007) "Adherence to statin therapy under drug cost sharing in patients with and without acute myocardial infarction: a population-based natural experiment." Circulation 115 16 2128-2135
  • Raymond, C.B.; Morgan, S. G.; Caetano, P. A. (2007) "Antidepressant utilization in British Columbia from 1996 to 2004: increasing prevalence but not incidence." Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) Jan 58 1 79-84
  • Dormuth, C.R.; Glynn, R.J.; Neumann, P.; Maclure, M.; Brookhart, A.M.; Schneeweiss, S. (2006) "Impact of two sequential drug cost-sharing policies on the use of inhaled medications in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma." Clinical Therapeutics  June 28 6 964-978
  • Dormuth, C.R.; Glynn, R.J.; Neumann, P.; Maclure, M.; Brookhart, A.M.; Schneeweiss, S. "Impact of two sequential drug cost-sharing policies on the use of inhaled medications in older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma." Clinical Therapeutics (2006) June 28 6 964-978
  • Schneeweiss, S.; Maclure, M.; Dormuth, C.R.; Glynn, R.J.; Canning, C.; Avorn, J. (2006) "A therapeutic substitution policy for proton pump inhibitors: Clinical and economic consequences." Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics  Apr 79 4 379-388
  • Hanley, G.; Morgan, S.; Yan, L. (2006) "Income-based drug coverage in British Columbia: Impact on financial equity." Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé 2 (online exclusive)  1 17
  • Morgan, S.; Yan, L. (2006) "Income-based drug coverage in British Columbia: Impacts on private and public costs." Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé 2 (online exclusive) 1 25
  • Caetano, P.; Raymond, C.; Morgan, S.; Yan, L. "Income-based drug coverage in British Columbia: Impact on access to medicines." Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé 2 (online exclusive) (2006) 1 16
  • Morgan S.; Evans, B.; Hanley, G.; Caetano, P.; Black, C. (2006) "Income-based drug coverage in British Columbia: Implications of findings for future policy reform." Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé  2 2 115-127
  • Morgan, S.; Coombes, M. "Income-based drug coverage in British Columbia: Toward an understanding of the policy and policy-making process." Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé (2006) 2 2 92-108
  • Dormuth, C.R.; Burnett, S.; Schneeweiss, S. "Using policy simulation to predict drug plan expenditure when planning reimbursement changes." Pharmacoeconomics (2005) 23 10 1021-1030
  • Schneeweiss, S.; Dormuth, C.; Grootendorst, P.; Soumerai, S.B.; Maclure, M. (2004) "Net health plan savings from reference pricing for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in elderly British Columbia residents." Medical care  July 42 7 653-660
  • Schneeweiss, S.; Soumerai, S.B.; Maclure, M.; Dormuth, C.; Walker, A.M.; Glynn, R.J. "Clinical and economic consequences of reference pricing for dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers". Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (2003) Oct 74 4 388-400

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • Leong, V. W. "The impact of area-based cultural characteristics on particpation with the fair pharmacare program in BC." (2008)
  • Raymond, Colette. "Statin utilization in British Columbia." Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba (2006)

Conference abstract/presentation

  • Hanley, G.; Morgan, S.; Reid, R.; Barer, M. "Income-related inequity in drug treatment following acute myocardial infarction in British Columbia, Canada." Academy Health 2011 Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, June 2011
  • Morgan, S.; Kawasumi, Y.; Cunningham, C; Hanley, G.; So, L.; Law, M. "The effects of individual and area-level ethnicity on the use of prescription drugs." Academy Health 2011 Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, June 2011
  • Cunningham, C; Hanley, G.; Morgan, S. "Income inequities in end-of-life health care spending in British Columbia." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Halifax, May 2011
  • Kawasumi, Y.; Hanley, G.; Cunningham, C.; Law, M.; Morgan,S. "Ethnic variation in the quality of asthma management in British Columbia." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Halifax, May 2011
  • Hanley, G; Morgan,S.; Reid, R.; Barer, M. "Income-related inequity in drug treatment following acute myocardial infarction." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Halifax, May 2011
  • Puyat, J.; Morgan,S.; Hanley, G.; Cunningham, C.; Law, M.; Sabrina, Sutherland, J. (2011) "Ethnic disparities in antipsychotic drug use in British Columbia: a cross-section retrospective study of linked survey and administrative data." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Halifax, May
  • Hanley, G.; Morgan, S.; Reid, R; Barer, M. "Income-related inequity in drug treatment following acute myocardial infarction in British Columbia, Canada." CAPT Annual Conference 2011, Ottawa, April 2011
  • Morgan, S. "Financing mechanisms for prescription drugs." Invitational Symposium on Healthcare Renewal in Canada, hosted by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the Nova Scotia Department of Health, and CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Halifax, October 2010
  • Morgan, S.; Hanley, G.; Cunningham, C.; Quan, H. "Ethnic disparities in prescription drug use: evidence from British Columbia." CAPT Annual Conference 2010, Toronto, March 2010
  • Morgan, S. "The use of data for pharmaceutical policy research." Keynote Speech, (2008) Data Users Conference, hosted by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Statistics Canada, Ottawa, September 2008
  • Leong, V. W .; Morgan, S.; Wong, S.; Black, C. "PharmaCare for All? The Impact of Culture on Access to Public Pharmaceutical Insurance in BC." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Gatineau, May 2008
  • Hanley G.; Leong, V.; Morgan, S. "Assessing horizontal equity in pharmaceutical financing under income-based prescription drug coverage in British Columbia." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Gatineau, May 2008
  • Hanley, G.; Morgan, S.; Hurley, J.; van Doorslaer, E. "Assessing vertical equity in pharmaceutical financing under income-based prescription drug coverage in British Columbia." Annual CAHSPR Conference, Gatineau, May 2008
  • Morgan, S.; Hanley, G. "Chronic Catastrophes: Persistent Prescription Drug Expenditure for Residents of British Columbia". Annual Research Meeting of Academy Health, Washington, 2008
  • Morgan, S. "Equity in access to medicines in Canada: Diagnoses and prescriptions. How soon is now?" Health Care for Every Generati

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