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Well-designed Incentives Schemes Can Improve Health Behaviors, But Societal Gains in Health Will Require Additional Tools

Source:  Scientific American, March 21, 2011 A state-of-the science article on using financial incentives to change health behaviors featured research and commentary by Kevin Volpp. The piece suggested that incentive programs will need to be tailored to address specific behaviors and went on to note that such programs alone will not be enough to tackle behaviors that are strongly influenced by environmental factors, such as overeating.