The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust is in crisis around the world. The general population’s trust in all four key institutions — business, government, NGOs, and media — has declined broadly, a phenomenon not reported since Edelman began tracking trust among this segment in 2012.
Global Chair, Health Sector: Kym White
Our 600+ health specialists around the world stay at the leading edge of critical medical, science, business and societal issues and use multiple channels to help our clients tell their stories, build trust-based relationships and inspire action. We bring to bear a nuanced understanding that health is everyone’s business and that companies, governments, institutions and individuals are shifting their perceptions of health – from the absence of illness to something that should be developed, maintained and continually improved.
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Trust in healthcare, as well as in all five subsectors of healthcare we study, is actually on the rise, gaining momentum from last year and reversing a backwards trend we saw last year for pharma (globally and in the U.S.) and biotech (in the U.S. only).
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