Barriers to Patient Centered Care: My Perspective as a Physician, Patient, Caregiver and Advocate
This Viewpoint was prepared in response to the discussion held at a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AcademyHealth meeting on Patient Centered Care that took place in May 2019.
Dr. Barry’s professional experience and life’s work has been in addressing health disparities in health care delivery and research. From bench side in the laboratory to bedside delivery of care to patients, her experience as a clinician and researcher enables her to understand the need for translating scientific research into measurable, improved patient outcomes.
Dr. Barry outlines her reflections after a May 2019 meeting, which was informed by a discussion paper prepared by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health on the barriers to delivering patient centered care.