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Can you model growth of trust? A study of the sustainability of a rural community health centre in North India

Smith, H. K. and Harper, Paul Robert 2015. Can you model growth of trust? A study of the sustainability of a rural community health centre in North India. Journal of Simulation 9 (2) , pp. 170-181. 10.1057/jos.2014.31

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Abstract

Trust in the service provided by any health facility is of vital importance to its sustainability, whether it is a community clinic in a rural area of a developing country or an international telemedicine service. Community health centres can be used as a means of delivering highly accessible, low-cost health service in the developing world. A major strategic issue for planners of such centres is the expected level of uptake of services throughout a region and its effect on sustainability of any facility. In this study of a clinic in rural north India, Monte Carlo simulation is used in modelling the spatio-temporal spread of usage of the service. Trust in the provider is built both through word-of-mouth contacts and previous development activities: our study contributes to the literature with a practical application of trust modelling.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policies at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1747-7778/ (accessed 15.05.15).
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1747-7778
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 23 October 2014
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 11:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/73314

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