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The relationship between medical literacy and trust in healthcare in Romania


  • Simona VASILACHE

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)


The paper discusses the issue of patients’ trust in Romanian healthcare system, from the point of view of the information they get from the internet. Using cross-tabulations, correlations, and factorial analysis, based on data from the European Values Survey, we track the influence that internet literacy may have on healthcare related behaviour, choice, and trust. Further research should include primary data collection, in order to ensure a better focus on the niche we are interested in, and investigate adjacent factors which may interfere with healthcarerelated information retrieval and formation of patients’ trust in the healthcare system.

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  • Simona VASILACHE, 2010. "The relationship between medical literacy and trust in healthcare in Romania," Management & Marketing, Economic Publishing House, vol. 5(3), Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:eph:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:3:n:6

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