Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.. maybe we need more than incentives to get us moving

Moriah Ellen, Judith Shamian

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Abstract

In the lead essay, Oliver differentiates between utilizing incentives to motivate single simple behaviour changes (e.g., getting immunizations, undergoing screening tests) and using them to motivate sustained behaviour changes (e.g., losing weight, quitting smoking) This commentary focuses on the latter Here, the authors talk about four main points related to the lead article: (1) governmental intervention, (2) understanding why people do not change their behaviour, (3) contemplating motivational "nudges" other than money and (4) other policy considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalHealthcare Papers
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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