Sound Medicine: Are corporate wellness programs effective?

Sound Medicine is a radio show produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio. In the last few years, I’ve become their go-to guy on health policy. So, for those of you who would find your day brightened by the sound of my voice, enjoy the following:

In September, “Sound Medicine” health care policy analyst Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., wrote an article for Bloomberg about Pennsylvania State University’s newly adopted corporate wellness program that modified its existing insurance plans. Many businesses across the country are also buying into what Dr. Carroll describes as the false sense of hope that wellness programs promise.

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