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Grand Rounds: The Healthcare Field's Growing Interest in Behavioral Economics: How Framing and Nudges Can Promote Patient Adherence and Quality Improvement


By Jack Stevens, PhD , Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Define Behavior Economics (BE). 2. Apply the BE concept of framing to promoting not only clinician adherence to best practices, but also family adherence to health care. 3. Explain how different types of social influences can be applied to improving clinical outcomes.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

As human behavior is directly related to health, new motivational methods for both patients and physicians will improve overall health and well being.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.