Navigation Links
People prefer 'carrots' to 'sticks' when it comes to healthcare incentives
Date:6/26/2013

was wrong regardless of the potential savings to be had.

The data showed that framing incentives in terms of penalties may have particular psychological consequences for affected individuals: People with higher body mass index (BMI) scores reported that they would feel particularly stigmatized and dissatisfied with their employer under the three "stick" plans.

Another study placed participants in the decision maker's seat to see if "stick" and "carrot" plans actually reflected different underlying attitudes. Participants who showed high levels of bias against overweight people were more likely to choose the "stick" plan, but provided different justification depending on whether their bias was explicit or implicit:

"Participants who explicitly disliked overweight people were forthcoming about their decision, admitting that they chose a 'stick' policy on the basis of personal attitudes," noted Tannenbaum. "Participants who implicitly disliked overweight people, in contrast, justified their decisions based on the most economical course of action."

Ironically, if they were truly focused on economic concerns they should have opted for the "carrot" plan, since it would save the company $100 per employee. Instead, these participants tended to choose the strategy that effectively punished overweight people, even in instances when the "stick" policy implied a financial cost to the company.

Tannenbaum concludes that these framing effects may have important consequences across many different real-world domains:

"In a broad sense, our research affects policymakers at large," says Tannenbaum. "Logically equivalent policies in various domains such as setting a default option for organ donation or retirement savings can communicate very different messages, and understanding the nature of these messages could help policymakers craft more effective policy."


'/>"/>

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. For Fourth of July, People from over 190 Countries Shared Emotions of Pride, Patriotism and Celebration From 123Greetings.com
2. Lakeland, Florida Joins Best Halfway House Recovery Network, Providing Resources for People Seeking More Support in Their Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction
3. Yoga Course
4. “Shapeshifter Yoga” Teaches People How to Learn Yoga Easily and Quickly – V-kool
5. Healthy Food Recipes
6. “Honey Garlic And Vinegar Miracle” Teaches People How To Make Healthy Meals – Health Review
7. New Mirena IUD Complications Lawsuits Allegations Report: Resource4thePeople Reports Important Multidistrict Litigation Hearing Scheduled
8. Key West, Florida Joins Best Halfway House Recovery Network, Helping People Seek Further Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction
9. David Icke to Launch Global TV and Radio Station Called The People's Voice
10. Arc Creates Huge Mosaic Mural to Highlight the Need for Greater Respect of People with Disabilities
11. New Evidence Based Information on Treatment for Over 8 Million People in the U.S. Affected With Disorders of the Vestibular System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Mi40x , the ... research to show people how they can use a simple ... only a matter of weeks has caught the attention of ... is one of the most well-known bodybuilders in the industry, ... he has today, that in itself is a testament to ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (EGFR) mutations found in the circulating free tumor DNA ... cancer (NSCLC) patients correlates well with the EGFR mutations ... inhibitor (TKI) therapy is approved for EGFR activating mutation ... determining mutation status is with DNA derived directly from ... A more abundant and less invasive source of tumor ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Restore My Vision Today , ... Pearson to help people discover how they can get ... by instead improving their eyesight naturally has caught the ... , “There’s a reason why the glasses and contacts ... because people just assume that it’s their only option ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Eagerly embracing intended parents around the globe, ... offers the top male infertility programs — run by ... network of IVFinMexico.com continues to shape modern ... female and male infertility, advanced research and education. , ... eminently set by company CEO and Founder Tolga Umar ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The improved access to ... in the developing world, has led to the decline ... of deaths due to AIDS globally. However, despite the ... of new patients becoming affected by the virus is ... undertaken by all related organisations and stakeholders, by 2015, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mi40x: Review Exposes Ben Pakulski’s Guide to Packing on Lean Muscle Fast 2Health News:High concordance between EGFR mutations from circulating-free tumor DNA and tumor tissue in non-small cell lung cancer 2Health News:Restore My Vision Today: Review Exposes Natural Eye Restoration Guide by Dr. Sen and Dr. Samantha Pearson 2Health News:Mexico Now Offers Top Program for Couples Suffering from Male Infertility 2Health News:Mexico Now Offers Top Program for Couples Suffering from Male Infertility 3Health News:Mexico Now Offers Top Program for Couples Suffering from Male Infertility 4Health News:Worldwide HIV Infection Drug Market Examined in New Kuick Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Worldwide HIV Infection Drug Market Examined in New Kuick Research Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3
... 1 Misonix, Inc., (Nasdaq: MSON ), a ... Europe is used for the ablation of tumors and worldwide ... of its direct sales channel for the United States, which ... already established, commission based, contract sales organization, the Company has ...
... , KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. ... Joint Commission,s intra-cycle certification, a program that offers an ... provide competent staffing services. This certification follows Spectrum,s third ... in 2008. , , "Healthcare organizations ...
... , , , ... sixth season of the Thrive advertising campaign, with television, radio, print ... the total health of its members and the communities it serves. ... and "Connected" -- illustrate Kaiser Permanente,s leadership in leveraging health information ...
... , PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1 ... Award recognizing the Administrator software for its innovative contributions to Senior ... Awards Program is the first awards program of its kind to ... families and care providers. Entries were judged by a distinguished panel ...
... , , HOUSTON, Sept. 1 ... is the first hospital in Houston to feature the CyberKnife((R)), a ... tumors. , , The CyberKnife((R)) is the world,s ... of high-dose radiation with extreme accuracy throughout the body, including the brain, ...
... Medicaid Savings Could Surpass $59 Billion , , ... to reach an additional 20 million patients as part of national health ... the ten-year period 2010 to 2019, including federal Medicaid savings of $59 ... of the health center investment of $38.8 billion called for in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Misonix Expands Sales Organization for Direct Sales of the SonicOne(TM) Wound Management System and the SonaStar(R) Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator in the United States 2Health News:Misonix Expands Sales Organization for Direct Sales of the SonicOne(TM) Wound Management System and the SonaStar(R) Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator in the United States 3Health News:Joint Commission Recognizes Spectrum Healthcare Resources 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Debuts New Ads Focused on Technology and Innovation 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Debuts New Ads Focused on Technology and Innovation 3Health News:Vigilan Earns Honor in the 2009 Product & Technology Awards Program by Mature Market Resource Center 2Health News:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital First in Houston to Offer Revolutionary Noninvasive Tumor Treatment 2Health News:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital First in Houston to Offer Revolutionary Noninvasive Tumor Treatment 3Health News:Increasing Health Center Capacity by 20 Million Patients Could Save More Than $200 Billion Over the Next Decade 2Health News:Increasing Health Center Capacity by 20 Million Patients Could Save More Than $200 Billion Over the Next Decade 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Zacks.com announces the list ... Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events ... the blog include the Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ - Free Report ... Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB - Free Report ), GlaxoSmithKline ... International N.V. (NYSE: FI - Free Report ). ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), ... to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today ... September: , September 4, 2014 – Baird 2014 ... 12:50 p.m. ET , September 8, 2014 – ... York , NY at 1:25 p.m. ET ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  AliveCor, Inc. announced today that ... has granted the company clearance for its ... most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor,s ... patients are experiencing AFib through real-time electrocardiogram ... based AliveCor® Heart Monitor, so physicians can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 7The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 8The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 9The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 10The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 11Henry Schein To Present At Two Investor Conferences In September 2AliveCor Receives First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device 2
... Oct. 25, 2011 Desert Radiologists has earned Breast ... and is the first facility in Las Vegas to ... The accreditation certifies that the breast MRI at Desert ... qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance ...
... 2011 Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn") Assignee ... ("Epix") revealed today the contractual agreements for S1P1 lead ... 2011 in a sealed bid sale.   ... and/or developed as part of License Agreement between Amgen ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Desert Radiologists Earns ACR Breast MRI Accreditation 2Contractual Agreements Revealed for S1P1 Lead Compounds, AMG 369 and AMG 277, Offered for Sale at a December 8, 2011 Sealed Bid Sale 2
... is the most common cause ... 5% of pediatric visits and ... under 5 years. ImmunoSTAT! Rotatvirus ... rule in or rule out ...
... delivers 100% specificity and 100% PPV ... With as many as one-fourth ... this assay provides a test & ... detection and treatment while reducing overall ...
Shielding's Wrap-Around Apron is designed for front and back protection. This apron features extra wide shoulders distributing weight over a greater area to reduce fatigue....
Shielding's Velcro Adjustable Apron has two velcro flaps which aid in relieving weight off the shoulders. Its comfortable fit is attained by varying the position of flaps....
Medicine Products: