Friday, November 25, 2011
Should We Pay People To Be Healthy?
A provocative new study out of Australia investigates the novel approach of providing financial incentives to individuals if they change their health behavior. Investigators note that financial incentives transform many business behaviors, including the way physicians practice. For that reason, Dr. Marita Lynagh and her colleagues from the University of Newcastle in Australia set out to investigate if financial incentives could encourage individuals to change unhealthy behaviors and use preventive health services. more