The Indonesian Government has substantially increased investment in health over the last decade, mainly through demand-side financing of social health insurance. However, there remain considerable supply-side constraints, with a concentration of health facilities and workforce in the central islands of Java, Bali and Sumatera, and a scarcity in the more peripheral islands.
Thursday 30 May 2013
WP 28Regulating the quality of health care: Lessons from hospital accreditation in Australia and Indonesia
Regulation of the quality of care is a key challenge for governments, particularly because of the complexities of defining and measuring quality. However, with the introduction of national health insurance schemes and the move towards universal health coverage, there is increasing recognition of the need to address quality of care as part of these reforms.
Monday 15 April 2013
Soc 1Subsidies for life: Paving the way for equitable taxation of not-for-profit hospitals in Indonesia
Charitable foundations and other not-for-profit groups operate more than one third of all the hospitals registered in Indonesia. Yet despite their vital role in delivering health services to the poor, these hospitals are widely neglected by the Government, which continues to tax them at levels comparable to profit-making enterprises. After research undertaken by the Health Policy and Health Finance (HPHF) Hub and its Indonesian partners highlighted significant financial pressures on not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals, researchers and hospital administrators successfully lobbied for the inclusion of provisions on tax concessions in the 2009 Hospital Law.
Monday 15 April 2013
WP 27Examining the degree and dynamics of policy influence: A case study of the policy outcomes from Hub-funded research into not-for-profit hospitals in Indonesia
This paper presents a case study examining the policy influence of research and related activities on not-forprofit (NFP) hospitals in Indonesia, undertaken by the Health Policy and Health Financing Hub at the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Centre for Health Service Management (CHSM) at the University of Gadjah Mada in Indonesia.
Saturday 21 April 2012
WP17The growth of non-state hospitals in Indonesia and Vietnam: market reforms and mixed commercialised health systems
This paper, the third in a series on the role of non-state sector hospitals in Indonesia and Vietnam, reflects on the major themes of the country studies, how these relate to the literature on non-state providers (NSP) and the implications for policy-makers and development partners.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Policy-makers need data on preferences of health service providers and clients to build stronger health systems. How can discrete choice experiments be used to collect this data?
- Global symposium on Health Systems Research - Beijing, October 2012
- Health System Reform in Asia - Hong Kong, December 2011
- Indonesian Medical Professionals Association study visit - 2011
- Technical review meeting - October 2011
- Visit by Barbara McPake - October 2011