Journal article

Patients' experience of using primary care services in the context of Indonesian universal health coverage reforms.

Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Mora Claramita, Krishna Hort, John Furler, Sharon Licqurish, Jane Gunn

Asia Pac Fam Med | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation on universal coverage has been implemented in Indonesia as Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN). It was designed to provide people with equitable and high-quality health care by strengthening primary care as the gate-keeper to hospitals. However, during its first year of implementation, recruitment of JKN members was slow, and the referral rates from primary to secondary care remained high. Little is known about how the public views the introduction of JKN or the factors that influence their decision to enroll in JKN. AIM: This research aimed to explore patients' views on the implementation of JKN and factors that influence a person'..

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