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Table 3 Pearson correlation between trust, physician selection, and equality in the public health system

From: Association between trust in the public healthcare system and selecting a surgeon in public hospitals in Israel: a cross-sectional population study

  Study population N = 865
Statements on the perception of the system as inequitable Trust
r (p value)
Choosing a surgeon
r (p value)
To receive good and beneficial medical treatment, one has to have connections. −0.24 (< 0.01) 0.21 (< 0.01)
To receive good and beneficial medical treatment, one has to have money. −0.19 (< 0.01) 0.21 (< 0.01)
The public health system is equitable. 0.61 (< 0.01) - 0.11 (< 0.01)
Those who have private medical insurance or complementary health insurance receive better health care within the public health system. 0.02(NS) 0.20 (< 0.01)
The queues in the public health system are always longer than those for private healthcare. −0.04 (NS) 0.13 (< 0.01)
The public health system should allow shortening queues by private pay. 0.05(NS) 0.08 (< 0.05)