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USAID reviews to Involve private providers improve TB results in Indonesia

The objective was that it would contribute to the efforts to involve private providers in the fight against tuberculosis in Indonesia.


Devdiscourse News Desk 04 Jun 2018, 05:56 PM Indonesia
  • Ideally, this opinion provides a set of priority areas to test and explore Indonesian NTP and local coalitions. (Image Credit: USDD)

USAID's paper 'Engaging Private Providers to Improve TB Outcomes in Indonesia' purpose was to develop an additional view of the patient drivers and behavior of the provider in the private sector. The objective was that it would contribute to the efforts to involve private providers in the fight against tuberculosis in Indonesia.

The investigation has revealed several areas in which current state of the private sector is perhaps better than It could have been planned.

The majority of patients in the private sector respondents used BPJS-K coverage to pay their Tuberculosis care, which most often started in care provider; and the private doctors said to use recommended diagnostic tests for tuberculosis and prescribe the Recommended first-line medications and treatment duration.

The review identifies a number of opportunities, particularly related to the reduction of symptoms time start of diagnosis, support for treatment in primary care, reduce barriers to report cases by encouraging both reports and attention to the observance of treatment in private doctors, and supporting adherence by facilitating access to CDF financed by the government.

Ideally, this opinion provides a set of priority areas to test and explore Indonesian NTP and local coalitions further define their strategies to involve private providers. It is clear that the commitment of the private sector will be critical to win the fight against tuberculosis in Indonesia.

This will need to think creatively and expansively, using new approaches that put patients and providers in the center strategies to combat tuberculosis and the dynamics and incentives that shape behaviors.

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Indonesia

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