This survey aimed to evaluate the levels of trust and satisfaction among healthcare workers towards the national healthcare delivery system and whether it has been affected by the global disruption created by COVID-19. This was an analytical cross-sectional study that took place from January to October 2021 at a tertiary level health care facility in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, using an online data collection tool. Our sample included 10, 133 healthcare workers of all cadres. Our study found a significant level of distrust of healthcare workers towards multiple aspects of the healthcare delivery system, particularly towards government agencies and other members of healthcare delivery. We noted a significant gender disparity between male and female respondents with males showing more trust than female healthcare workers. We conclude that significant efforts need to be made by policymakers in the government to alleviate this trust deficit before it worsens.
Malik, Asmara Ahmed; Awan, Sobia; Rana, Ali Tahir; Malik, Jahanzeb; Ishaq, Uzma; Zahoor, Mamoona; and Zaidi, Syed Muhammad Jawad
"Level of Trust in Health Care Systems during COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Care Workers of Pakistan,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
5, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss5/12