Public trust in physicians--U.S. medicine in international perspective.

  title={Public trust in physicians--U.S. medicine in international perspective.},
  author={Robert J Blendon and John M. Benson and Joachim O. Hero},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={371 17},
Among 29 industrialized countries, the United States ranks high in patients' satisfaction with their own care but low in public trust in the country's physicians. If the U.S. medical profession wants to influence health policy decisions, it must improve public trust. 
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