The P4P Conundrum

A WSJ article outlines the conundrum with pay for performance:

Can hospitals persuade discharged patients such as Betty Beauchaine to pass up a Fourth of July hot dog?

It’s more about the patients than the providers.  And if health status isn’t incentive enough, maybe greenbacks are.  From Marketplace:

We published a paper that shows that if you pay individuals $7 a pound, you can get the type of weight loss that’s traditionally seen through off-the-shelf weight- loss programs.

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