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Br J Gen Pract. 2003 October; 53(495): 798–800.
PMCID: PMC1314714

Factors associated with patients' trust in their general practitioner: a cross-sectional survey.


This study aimed to identify factors that are associated with patients' overall trust in their general practitioner (GP). A survey of patients in ten general practices in the East Midlands was conducted. Most patients (76%) reported high levels of trust in their GP. Regression analysis showed that measures of the quality of the GP-patient relationship (GP-patient communication, interpersonal care, and knowledge of the patient) were strongly associated with trust in a patient's usual GP, whereas patients' reports of duration of registration with the practice, and proportion of visits to the usual GP were not.

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