Source: New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times (See interviews by Good Morning America, December 10, 2008; medpagetoday, December 9, 2008; and ABC Radio National, Australia, February 2, 2009). Coverage continues on this hot topic (New York Times, February 5, 2009, ABC Philadelphia, April 1, 2009 New research conducted by a team of researchers from LDI CHIBE is featured in stories that aired on more than 130 CBS, ABC, NCB and Fox News affiliates across the country, including New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit and Las Vegas as well as on Good Morning America. The team, led by Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and George…
Source: Journal of Health Economics, December, 2008 Mark Pauly and doctoral student Fredric Blavin explore how the use of evidence based medicine and cost-effectiveness analysis can add useful insight to the classical moral hazard framework in the optimal design of insurance.
Source: Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2008 A Wall Street Journal article about ‘spendthrifts’ and ‘tightwads’ profiles work done by affiliated faculty Scott Rick, PhD and George Loewenstein, PhD.
Source: ACP Internist, May, 2008 George Loewenstein, PhD; Stephen Kimmel, MD; Scott Halpern, MD, PhD; and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD weigh in on incentives.
Source: PsychCentral, November 29, 2007 George Loewenstein, PhD and Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD collaborated with Troyen Brennan, MD, JD, MPH of Aetna, Inc. on an article which describes the theory behind employing various incentives and institutional structures to improve health behavior. They explain that the expectation of tangible benefits can help people make decisions that are beneficial to them without impinging on their freedom of choice or adversely affecting others.