Cash incentives, talk can encourage primary care visits by people with new health coverage

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:32 in Health & Medicine

In a randomized controlled trial, researchers studied low-income adults newly covered by a primary care program to determine if a cash incentive could encourage them to make an initial visit to a primary care provider. Among four total participant groups, three were given a baseline survey by telephone and then either $50, $25 or $0 to visit their provider within six months. A control group received no incentive or contact from the researchers.

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