A Healthsparq survey indicates how financial incentives can move consumer behavior.
A study in the Journal of Health Economics examines medical utilization responses to health insurance policy design.
A study in Health Affairs examines the impact of decision aids on surgery decisions for hip or knee issues.
A study in the Journal of Health Economics finds that consumers will pay a fair amount more to be in a broad network health plan.
A Deloitte report looks at global consumer attitudes to health care and developments in health care.
A paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research examines responses by lower-income patients to variations in cost-sharing amounts in ACA plans.
A brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Foundation tracks the increase in consumer cost-sharing for health care coverage.
An article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research explores the relationship between internet physician ratings and consumer choice of doctor.
A paper from the National Bureau of Economics has some interesting insights into how people interact with computers on health care matters.
A brief from the Employee Benefits Research Institute explores the effect of health savings account balances on utilization.
An analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute finds that members in high deductible health plans spend less on chronic conditions.
A paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research explores consumer decision-making around health plan choice.
Low-income Americans tend to have a syndrome of bad health behaviors, including poor nutrition. A study using fruit and vegetable only vouchers did not improve use of those supposedly healthy foods, proving once again what should be obvious, to change behavior you probably have to use sticks as well as carrots.https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05405
New research finds that interventions to increase high-value preventive care may also lead to more low-value care.
Research carried in Health Affairs uncovers the effects of paying patients to choose less expensive treatment options.