Regaining Public Trust in Physicians

Patients in many countries have lost faith in medical care providers, especially physicians. Reasons for current mistrust include lack of choice, affordability, depersonalization, accessibility, outcomes, CoViD experience, and frustration with healthcare systems.

Government control of health care denies patients’ their medical autonomy and prevents the proper, fiduciary patient-doctor relationship. The only way trust and fiduciary connections can be restored is by taking medical and financial decision-making authority away from third parties and returning control to patients.