Meaning of Trust in Physicians in Developing Healthcare Settings
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In the setting where this study was conducted, the key dimensions of trust in physicians were perceived competence of the physician, assurance of treatment, willingness to accept drawbacks in the physician–patient relationship, loyalty towards the physician and respect. Based on these identified dimensions, a questionnaire was developed, and a survey conducted. The results of the survey indicated the most common dimensions were perceived competence, assurance of treatment, loyalty and respect. The various results and their descriptions are presented in detail in this chapter.
KeywordsTrust in physicians Perceived competence Assurance of treatment Respect Loyalty
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