Commitment devices: using initiatives to change behavior.

@article{Rogers2014CommitmentDU,
  title={Commitment devices: using initiatives to change behavior.},
  author={Todd Rogers and Katherine L. Milkman and K. Volpp},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2014},
  volume={311 20},
  pages={
          2065-6
        }
}
Unhealthy behaviors are responsible for a large proportion of health care costs and poor health outcomes.1 Surveys of large employers regularly identify unhealthy behaviors as the most important challenge to affordable benefits coverage. For this reason, employers increasingly leverage incentives to encourage changes in employees’ health-related behaviors. According to one survey, 81% of large employers provide incentives for healthy behavior change.2 In this Viewpoint, we discuss the potential… Expand
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