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Incentives for Medication Adherence Front Page News

Kevin Volpp and Stephen Kimmel were featured in a front page New York Times article about their recent project on using cash incentives to coax people to improve adherence to warfarin pills. According to the article, one-third to one-half of all patients do not take medication as prescribed, and up to one-quarter never fill prescriptions at all. Such lapses fuel more than $100 billion dollars in health costs annually because those patients often get sicker.


Aetna and CHIBE Faculty Working Together

Source: AMNews, August 4, 2008

Aetna teams up with Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD and Stephen Kimmel, MD to examine the impact of lottery incentives on medication adherence.


Applying Behavioral Economic Theories Can Foster Healthy Choices


George Loewenstein, PhD; Stephen Kimmel, MD; Scott Halpern, MD, PhD; and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD weigh in on incentives.