Nudging decisions for better health at affordable costs

How Behavioral Economics Can Advance The Design Of Effective Clinician Incentive Programs

We’re still looking for the right levers to drive what we all seek from our health care system — a system that helps people optimize their health and is affordable. Fundamentally, if we could better influence the health-related decisions that take place between a clinician and a patient, we’d be making significant strides towards the triple aim. Every day billions of such decisions take place, which translate into the use of various services and health impacts. In the aggregate, these decisions eventually add up to our national health profile, our health care system quality scorecard, and our national health care expenditures. ….[READ]

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