The effect of proximity on flu-shot participation

Investigators:

John Beshears, James Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, and Gwendolyn Reynolds

Summary:

Does being close to a health service increase your likelihood of utilizing it? Does being 30 meters versus 100 meters from that service make a difference? In this project, we examine the association between employees’ cubicle locations and their utilization rates of an onsite company sponsored influenza vaccination clinic.

Papers:

Beshears, J., Choi JJ, Laibson DI, Madrian BC, Reynolds GI (2014). “Vaccination Rates Are Associated with Functional Proximity but Not Base Proximity of Vaccination Clinics.” Working Paper.