Fostering Participation in Digital Public Health Interventions: The Case of Digital Contact Tracing

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Dominik Rehse

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Felix Tremöhlen

University of Mannheim

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has made all the more clear that public health is a public good. Public health interventions try to encourage contributions to this public good. Digital public health interventions are increasingly being used to complement traditional public health interventions. The rollout of digital contact tracing apps during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is a prominent example. We review the literature on how participation in such digital public health interventions could be fostered, provide an overview of digital contact tracing as one such intervention, provide policy recommendations on how to increase its adoption and usage as well as recommendations for further research

Keywords: Public health, Public good, Public health intervention, Digital contact tracing

JEL Classification: H41, I12, I18

Suggested Citation

Rehse, Dominik and Tremöhlen, Felix, Fostering Participation in Digital Public Health Interventions: The Case of Digital Contact Tracing (2020). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 20-076, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761710 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3761710

Dominik Rehse (Contact Author)

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Felix Tremöhlen

University of Mannheim ( email )

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Mannheim, 68161
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