Journal article

Does distrust in providers affect health-care utilization in China?

Jane Duckett, Kate Hunt, Neil Munro, Matt Sutton

HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

How trust affects health-care utilization is not well-understood, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This article focuses on China, a middle-income country where low trust in health-care settings has become a prominent issue, but actual levels of distrust and their implications for utilization are unknown. We conducted a nationally representative survey of the Chinese population (November 2012 to January 2013), which resulted in a sample of 3680 adult men and women. Respondents rated their trust in different types of health-care providers. Using multivariate logistic and negative binomial regression models, we estimated the association between distrust in clinics and respondents..

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