New Penn center will study health care financing

    A new initiative from the University of Pennsylvania Health System will look at health care financing through a partnership between the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the university’s Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics.

    The center will “test how insights from behavioral economics and health economics can improve patient health and reduce the rate of growth in health care costs,” reads a release from UPHS.

    Some of the issues to be studied are:

    incentives to patients and health care providers for improving chronic disease management
    incentives for health care providers to reduce preventable re-admissions
    defaults in improving the efficiency of health care delivery

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