Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Carrots plus sticks: Study looks at what works to reduce low-value care

The old story of a farmer trying to get a stubborn mule to pull a wagon by dangling a carrot in front of its nose, or hitting its rump with a stick, may not seem to have much to do with the practice of medicine. But a new study suggests that when it comes to making the best use of healthcare dollars, it will take a combination of carrots and sticks to move things forward.