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Redesigning employee health incentives: Lessons from behavioral economics

Available Online http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1105966
Publication Date August 2011
Author Kevin G. Volpp, David A. Asch, Robert Galvin, and George Loewenstein
Source The New England Journal of Medicine
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This article focuses on reviewing the literature on workplace wellness programs and the health benefits they have. The authors state that little research has been done on wellness programs that reward versus wellness programs that punish employees. The authors suggest that more research be done on how to create a successful workplace wellness program that uses appropriate incentives.

Keywords workplace wellness programs, health benefits, rewards, punishments
Reference

Volpp, K. G., Asch, D. A., Galvin, R., & Loewenstein, G. (2011). Redesigning employee health incentives: Lessons from behavioral economics. The New England Journal of Medicine, 365, 388-390.

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