Cultural Identity and Patient Trust Among Older American Indians

Journal of General Internal Medicine: Springer: March 2014

BACKGROUND

Patients’ trust in healthcare providers and institutions has been identified as a likely contributor to racial-ethnic health disparities. The likely influence of patients’ cultural characteristics on trust is widely acknowledged but inadequately explored.

OBJECTIVE

To compare levels of patients’ trust in primary care provider (interpersonal trust) with trust in healthcare organizations (institutional trust) among older American Indians (AIs), and determine associations with cultural identity.

DESIGN

Patient survey administered following primary care visits. Read More