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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2016

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Should we be paying people to get better?

Should we be paying people to get better?
Community Matters

Article topics: Health, Incentives

In each issue we investigate a hot topic currently affecting you and your community practice. Here, Jason Beckford-Ball looks at providing cash incentives for healthy behaviour and asks...

...Should we be paying people to get better?

Getting people to take their medicine (literally and metaphorically) has always been a problem in health care, but a new study has reignited the debate about providing cash incentives for people to adopt healthy lifestyles.