Incentives help vulnerable patients to stay wellBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39303.690752.3A (Published 16 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:317
- Sue Collinson, TB case worker
- Homerton University Hospital, London E9 6SR
In the head to head debate, Shaw says that to pay patients to take medication would create perverse incentives, but in her discussion she dismisses a particularly complex group of patients, with tuberculosis, despite the public health issues involved.1 2 This is a group of patients for whom payment, or other forms of incentive, are of critical importance, at both the individual and …
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