Financial Incentive Strategies for Smoking Cessation in High-Risk Hospitalized Patients
Funded by: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project dates: February 2015 - December 2023
Principal Investigator: Sherman, Scott
Principal Investigator: Lapado J
Principal Investigator: Wali S (contact PI)

Financial incentives for motivating changes in health behavior are increasingly being tested by health insurers, employers, and government agencies. However, a key unanswered question regarding smoking cessation is how to structure these incentive programs to maximize their effectiveness, acceptability to patients, and economic sustainability. Focusing on high-risk, hospitalized smokers, the study will compare the impact of financial incentives for smoking cessation on sustained smoking abstinence, use of evidenced-based therapy, and quality of life.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER