In a recent Viewpoint article in JAMA, Harald Schmidt spells out the problems with incentivized mammograms and makes the case for (instead) incentives for the use of optimized evidence based decision-aids – ‘irrespective of the ultimate decision in favour or against screening’.
He concludes: ‘Mammogram choices should be made by meaningfully informed women – not their physicians, health plans, policy makers, or other parties.’
The Ethics of Incentivizing Mammography Screening, Harald Schmidt. JAMA 8 September 2015. Vol 314. No.10.