Category Archives: Health System

Malaria Risk in Indonesia

Before studying in Indonesia, I used to have the impression that the mosquito (Anopheles gambiae) that transmits Malaria live in every single part of Indonesia. It did make me worried for some time until my senior clarified to me that … Continue reading

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How to Attract Doctors to Work in Remote Area of Indonesia

We have very much know that fact that most of the doctors and specialists prefer to work in the urban area, especially in Jakarta. There is higher salary (if working in private hospitals) and better lifestyle (more entertainment like shopping … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Sometimes I wonder: do the doctors, pharmacists and nurses view their profession as their own entity, or as a collective group as Health Workers? I think this perception is elemental in shaping the working culture in the health industry. Do … Continue reading

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Mummy‚Äôs Guide to Prevent Pandemic Influenza

  In 2009, the whole world was panic over H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu). The virus originated in Mexico and has spread rapidly around the world due to high level of air travel. The virus was so infectious that the … Continue reading

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Prospective Payment System via Diagnostic Related Groups

Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) is a system that categorizes medical cases into groups and assigns weights to each group that indicate the amount of resources necessary to treat a patient with a given diagnosis. The original idea of promoting payment … Continue reading

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Medical Spy: Conducting Health Surveillance

If you are given the opportunity to conduct health surveillance, how do you plan to do it? Before accomplishing any task, it is a good idea to do some homework to get the background information. According to the top medical … Continue reading

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Minimum Obligatory Functions for Indonesia Local Government

The Minimum Obligatory Functions for the Health Sector and the Related Target to be achieved by 2010, in Indonesia (1) Maternal and Child Health: Ninety five per cent pregnant mothers have antenatal care four times; Ninety per cent births are … Continue reading

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