PRC Director Kevin Volpp featured in NYTimes The Upshot: How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care

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In The New York Times The Upshot, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School resident physician, Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P., looks at how the field of behavioral economics contributes to improving provider performance and patient engagement in health care decisions and, in particular, the research of PRC Director Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD.

“A leader of this movement is Dr. Kevin Volpp, a physician at the University of Pennsylvania and founding director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. He designs randomized trials around some of health care’s most important challenges: nudging doctors to provide evidence-based care; ensuring patients take their medications; and helping consumers choose better health plans.”