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WHYY Radio Interview of Kevin Volpp About the Negative Health Effects of Skipping Medication

Source:  WHYY, June 15, 2010
Volpp and colleagues devised a reward system to get people to stay on track with their prescriptions. For each day patients took their blood-thinning pills, they were entered into drawings of prizes up to 100 dollars. The lottery system reduced the rate of missed doses from 23 to 3 percent.