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Each year, millions of people get sick or die from diseases caused by their own unhealthy behavior. Getting people to change their bad habits – to quit smoking, eat better, or exercise – can be extremely hard. But what if we paid them?
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Despite more and more people becoming eligible for vaccination, it seems like vaccine distribution is operating way below “warp speed.” Sam talked to an independent pharmacist and the Director of the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit to see how the government could step up their game.
For nearly a decade, governments have been using behavioral nudges to solve problems — and the strategy is catching on in healthcare, firefighting, and policing. But is that thinking too small?
The University of Pennsylvania has established the first “nudge unit” in a health care system to bring the lessons of behavioral economics to the practice of American health care. The goal is to steer clinicians and patients toward choices that will improve health—and save money.
Harvard Business Review
Can gamification and behavioral economics be used to produce healthier behaviors in high-risk patients? Experts see a significant opportunity.
The advice to eat a healthy diet is not new. Back around 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the Greek doctor, had this missive: Let food be thy medicine.