Incentives

Definition

Health Economics

  • The response of individuals (patients, doctors, etc.) to anything that relaxes any of the various financial and other limits on their ability to act as they prefer. They are positive inducements to act in particular ways. Disincentives are negative inducements. For a study of professional incentives see P.C. Smith and York (2004).
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