IGHS Grand Rounds with Dr. Jim Kahn


12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

UCSF Mission Bay Campus 
Mission Hall 1400 
San Francisco CA  94158 

Economics of Single Payer in the United States 

On the heels of the annual Global Health Economics Consortium  (tiny.ucsf.edu/ghecon7) we welcome Dr Kahn to Mission Bay to discuss current plans in Congress and from candidates, and best approaches and trickiest issues in implementing a single-payer healthcare system in the U.S. 

James G. Kahn, MD, MPH is professor in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, The Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS), and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. He is the founder and director of the UCSF Global Health Economics Consortium (GHECon). Dr. Kahn is an expert in cost-effectiveness analysis and associated methods of decision analysis, systematic review, meta-analysis, and costing. He has published widely on the cost and cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment in the developing world, as well as on other health conditions (e.g., malaria, maternal health, family planning, neurology, and orthopedics). For the U.S. setting, he has published on HIV and STI economic and clinical effectiveness issues, as well as health system administrative inefficiency.