Young Kyung Do

Professor of Health Policy and Management, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea

Website Young Kyung Do

Research Interests

Decision-making in Medicine and Health Care

  • Economics of health and health care
  • Bounded rationality
  • Risk literacy and risk communication

Population Health

  • Health/education/labor interplay
  • Mental health of older adults
  • Informal care and caregiver health
  • Sleep and public health (more generally, time use and population health)

Quality of Health Care

  • Patient-centeredness; Patient’s perspective on quality; Patient experience; Health system responsiveness

Policy and Program Evaluation

  • Quasi-experimental methods    

Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen

Do, Y.K., Shin, Y., Lee, J.S., (2022): Increase in Potential Low-value Magnetic Resonance Imaging Utilization Due to Out-of-pocket Payment Reduction across Income Groups in Korea: An Experimental Vignette Study, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2014.917204

Do, Y.K., Choi, Y.J., Hong, Y.C., (2021): The Effects of Social Activities and Living Arrangements on Cognitive Functions in Middle-aged and Elderly Adults: A Panel Study Using the 2006-2018 Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging, DOI:

Do, Y.K., Lee, J.S., Kim, S., (2021): Public preferences for allocation principles for scarce medical resources in the covid-19 pandemic in korea: Comparisons with ethicists' recommendations, DOI:

Do, Y. K. & Kim, T.,(2020). Prescription of systemic steroids for acute respiratory infections in Korean outpatient settings: Overall patterns and effects of the prescription appropriateness evaluation policy. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 53(2), 82. DOI:

Do, Y. K., Kim, U. N., Ock, M., Shin, Y., Jo, M. W., Lee, J. Y. (2019). Conceptual constructs of patient centeredness: perspective of patients and family members. Quality Improvement in Health Care, 25(2), 26-43. DOI:

Do, Y. K., Kim, E. H. W., Lee, C., & Do, Y. K. (2019). The effect of adult children’s working hours on visits to elderly parents: A natural experiment in Korea. Population Research and Policy Review, 38(1), 53-72.