Healthcare Triage: Behavioral Economics Aren’t that Convincing in Medicine

There have been a lot of stories about using behavioral economics to change a wide array of human behaviors. Studies have looked at adherence to treatments, weight control, and lots of other areas, and have found that trying to change people with economics isn’t all that effective.

This episode was adapted from a column I wrote for The Upshot. Links to further reading and sources can be found there.


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