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Table 2 Bivariate Spearman Rho Correlations between types of trust and patient-physician encounter variables in critical medical situations

From: How patient-physician encounters in critical medical situations affect trust: results of a national survey

Dependent variable Independent variables Physician Trust (n = 1045) Medical Profession Trust (n = 475)
Major surgery 0.078* 0.012
Minor surgery 0.021 -0.00
Prescribed medication that you thought might have serious side effect -0.12** -0.1*
Overnight hospitalization 0.072* 0.13**
Evaluated for possible or actual cancer 0.048 -0.02
Evaluated for another condition that you thought might be serious 0.093** -0.098*
Referred to another doctor 0.045 -0.013
  1. Notes: Partial Spearman correlations are presented
  2. * Significance at the 5% level
  3. ** Significance at 1% level for the test examining if partial Spearman ρ = 0
  4. Dependent variable: Physician trust [10–50], and medical profession trust [11–55]. [] Range