Patient trust in the physician: relationship to patient requests.

  title={Patient trust in the physician: relationship to patient requests.},
  author={David H. Thom and Richard L. Kravitz and Robert A. Bell and Edward Krupat and Rahman Azari},
  journal={Family practice},
  volume={19 5},
BACKGROUND Patient trust is a key component of the patient-physician relationship. A previous qualitative study has suggested that a low level of trust is associated with unfulfilled requests. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to test the hypothesis that patients with a low level of trust will be more likely to report that requested or needed services were not provided during an office visit. METHODS An observational study was carried out of office visits by 732 patients of 45 physicians (16 family… CONTINUE READING
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