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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



contingency management  listen  (kun-TIN-jen-see MA-nij-ment)

  In medicine, a treatment plan that gives immediate rewards for desired changes in behavior. It is based on the principle that if a good behavior is rewarded, it is more likely to be repeated. This is often used in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse, and is being studied as a smoking cessation method.