Moonkyung Kate Choi, PhDAdjunct Professor
Prior to joining KGI, Dr. Choi did postdoctoral studies in the Department of Health Services at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She received a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Riverside and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
This course provides a brief introduction to how economic principles explain the allocation of resources in the healthcare system. This will include both general principles and recent efforts (both successful and failed) at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.
The course will focus on the role of value in pharmaceutical pricing, the role of price and reimbursement in medical decision making, and the implications for payers, physicians, and patients.
Moonkyung Kate Choi. "The Impact of Medicaid Coverage on Dental Service Use," the Journal of Health Economics 2011, 30(5):1020 - 1031.
Pourat, Nadereh and Moonkyung Kate Choi. "Trends in the Supply of Dentists in California," Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 2014.
Her research interest is on various health issues. Her current research focuses on the role of health insurance in health service utilization and health outcomes, the effectiveness of medical care on health outcomes, and competition among hospitals.
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