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Table 2 The association of patient trust in a physician and key variables.

From: Development of abbreviated measures to assess patient trust in a physician, a health insurer, and the medical profession

  5-item scale national sample 5-item scale HMO sample
Satisfaction with the physician 0.729 0.778
Would recommend physician 0.726 Na
General satisfaction with care 0.478 Na
Desire to change physicians -0.660 -0.686
Number of years under dr.'s care 0.120 0.093
Number of visits to physician 0.127 0.150
  1. Pearson correlation coefficients for continuous variables, Spearman correlation coefficients for categorical variables. All correlations significant at p < 0.001.