Healthcare system in Indonesia

Suryanto, Virginia Margaret Plummer, Malcolm Boyle

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The cultural diversity, its archipelago, and the major religion being Muslim have all influenced the development of the healthcare in Indonesia. The objective of this paper is to describe the evolution of the healthcare system in Indonesia. Community-based health service, called puskesmas, is the key of the healthcare service in the country. The WHO estimated that 64% of all deaths in Indonesia are caused by non-communicable diseases which might relate to the mostly unorganised prehospital care system. The healthcare system in Indonesia continues to improve its care delivery and outcomes by an escalation in the number of health services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-89
Number of pages8
JournalHospital Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017


  • healthcare
  • Indonesia
  • health system
  • emergency care
  • developing country

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