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Which Elements Lead To Trust Deficit In The Healthcare System?

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

According to a study, over 70% of people believe that doctors act in their interest and over 60% of the people believe that hospitals act in their interests as well. Due to different reasons today, the doctors are mistrusted, like 2% - 3% of the doctors are malpracticing but they do not represent the rest 98% of the doctors today. There might have been some cases of medical negligence or the cost of treatments has become high due to the corporate hospital that requires inputs from high-end technologies. Most of the equipment and medicines are imported. The lack of communication also a major cause for patients not trusting doctors today.

The five elements which lead to lack of trust deficit in the healthcare are lack of transparency, lack of communication, ignorant medics and physicians, lack of safety and low quality of service.