Trust in healthcare: an evolving concept

Vijayaprasad Gopichandran

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.027


Abstract

There has been increased interest over the past couple of decades in the public’s trust in doctors and in the health system. The fundamental basis of a healthcare relationship is trust, which is the patient’s voluntary acceptance of his vulnerability in the expectation that the healthcare provider will do the best for him.

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