Cultural differences are known to cause a gap among citizens in general, but also between non-natives and their physicians1. This could affect the quality of healthcare these patients receive.
A premise for any patient-physician relationship is trust. The most important predictors of trust are similar to the predictors of patient satisfaction2. Furthermore, several studies have shown that patients who have more trust in their doctors show better therapy compliance3,4,5. Also, research has shown that patients are more satisfied with female than male physicians6.