England implements a large contingency management pilot.
- If the numbers suggest it’s an effective strategy to keep people in treatment and the post-treatment numbers look good, but the public resents the program and it engenders more stigma, is it the right thing to do?
- Why are we not talking about this kind of intervention with non-compliant patients in cardiac care units, diabetes clinics, weight loss programs, etc.?
(UPDATE: I was going to resist responding to my own question but I’m weak. Is it because we respect them too much to offer gift certificates for following their treatment plan.)