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Nudge Units to Improve the Delivery of Health Care

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Source Name: New England Journal of Medicine


Mitesh S. Patel, Kevin G. Volpp, and David A. Asch

The authors describe a clinical unit developed at their institution designed to implement "nudges" to help improve health care delivery, primarily through the EMR.   "Nudges" have been used to shape other  behaviors, such as offering opt-out (rather than opt-in) for organ donor status to encourage increased organ donation.  The concept was described by Nobel prize winner Richard Thaler.

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