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Poll shows public still has trust in doctors

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7288.694 (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:694
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Trust in doctors does not seem to have been dented by the recent poor publicity that they have received over the Bristol surgery inquiry and the reports about the retention of body parts at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool.

    A new poll by the independent research agency MORI of almost 2000 adults, commissioned by the BMA, shows that the public trusts doctors to tell the truth more than any other group, including teachers, judges, and clergymen. Eighty nine per cent of the respondents thought that doctors told the truth, compared with 86% …

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