Barriers to clinical preventive medicine

Prim Care. 1989 Mar;16(1):245-50.


The successful integration of preventive services into the primary care setting requires the effective interaction of the patient, physician and health care delivery system. This article defines barriers to preventive service delivery operating at each of these levels and provides an introduction to subsequent articles which address their resolution.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Patients / psychology
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians / psychology
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Preventive Medicine*
  • Risk Factors