Pricing health behavior interventions to promote adoption: lessons from the marketing and business literature.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

PubMedID: 24842743

Ribisl KM, Leeman J, Glasser AM. Pricing health behavior interventions to promote adoption: lessons from the marketing and business literature. Am J Prev Med. 2014;46(6):653-9.
The relatively high cost of delivering many public health interventions limits their potential for broad public impact by reducing their likelihood of adoption and maintenance over time. Practitioners identify cost as the primary factor for which interventions they select to implement, but researchers rarely disseminate cost information or consider its importance when developing new interventions. A new approach is proposed whereby intervention developers assess what individuals and agencies adopting their interventions are willing to pay and then design interventions that are responsive to this price range. The ultimate goal is to develop effective and affordable interventions, called lean interventions, which are widely adopted and have greater public health impact.