Mistrust of health care organizations is associated with underutilization of health services.

  title={Mistrust of health care organizations is associated with underutilization of health services.},
  author={Thomas A. Laveist and Lydia A Isaac and Karen Patricia Williams},
  journal={Health services research},
  volume={44 6},
PURPOSE We report the validation of an instrument to measure mistrust of health care organizations and examine the relationship between mistrust and health care service underutilization. METHODS We conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of households in Baltimore City, MD. We surveyed 401 persons and followed up with 327 persons (81.5 percent) 3 weeks after the baseline interview. We conducted tests of the validity and reliability of the Medical Mistrust Index (MMI) and then… CONTINUE READING
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