Bonuses as incentives and rewards for health responsibility: a good thing?

@article{Schmidt2008BonusesAI,
  title={Bonuses as incentives and rewards for health responsibility: a good thing?},
  author={Harald Schmidt},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          198-220
        }
}
Bonuses, as incentives or rewards for health-related behavior, feature prominently in German social health insurance. Their goal is centered around promoting personal responsibility, but reducing overall health-care expenditure and enabling competition between sickness funds also play a role. The central position of personal responsibility in German health-care policy is described, and a framework is offered for an analysis of the ethical issues raised by policies seeking to promote… CONTINUE READING

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