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Health Affairs Blog Builds Case for Doctors to Trust Their Patients

April 29, 2021

Building off findings from A Two-Way Street: Building Trust Between People with Medicaid and Primary Care Doctors, Interim Co-President and Director of Research David Schleifer describes how doctors need to believe and respect patients in a Health Affairs blog post published April 29, 2021. The post, co-authored by Dr. Mary Catherine Beach, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses how fewer than half of people with Medicaid think that primary care doctors trust them as much as people with other types of insurance, and that doctors’ written notes include more markers of disbelief for Black patients than for white patients.

The authors’ research was supported by separate grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Read the blog post in Health Affairs.