Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: THE INFLUENCE OF TRUST IN THE DOCTOR-PATIENT AGENCY RELATIONSHIP
Issue: Vol. 4, No 1a, 2011
Published date: 20-07-2011 (print) / 20-07-2011 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Katarzyna Krot
Keywords: health, agency relationship, moral hazard, trust, Poland
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2011/4-1a/12
Index PUBMS: 228c7a5a-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 179-196 (18)
JEL classification: I11
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?149,en_the-influence-of-trust-in-the-doctor-patient-agency-relationship
Abstract

The aim of this article is to explain the essence of the doctor-patient agency relationship in the health care system and to make an attempt to demonstrate the influence of trust on this relationship. Information asymmetry in the doctor-patient relationship and the willingness to decrease the sense of uncertainty may cause both parties to become inclined to abuse (moral hazard). Therefore, it seems that building trust between the doctor and the patient will reduce the effects of this relationship. The qualitative study conducted confirms that limited trust in doctors encourages some subjects to repeat medically unjustified visits to the doctor.