What is it about?

This study looked at why some moms in Indonesia choose to give birth in hospitals. We found that moms who had more education, more money, lived in cities, and went to the doctor during pregnancy were more likely to have their babies in hospitals. Moms who had a say in decisions and didn't work outside the home also went to hospitals more. To make childbirth safer in Indonesia, we need to help more moms get an education, have more control over decisions, and improve their economic opportunities. We should also encourage more pregnant moms to visit the doctor regularly. This way, we can help more moms have safe births in hospitals.

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Why is it important?

"Unique and Timely: Our study is pioneering in Indonesia, focusing on why some mothers choose healthcare facilities for childbirth. This research, based on 2012 data, provides insights that remain relevant today. Our findings can inform policies and healthcare initiatives, potentially saving lives. It's a must-read for those dedicated to enhancing maternal and infant healthcare in Indonesia."


This publication highlights the importance of understanding why some Indonesian mothers choose healthcare facilities for childbirth. It offers valuable insights for policymakers and healthcare providers to improve maternal and infant health. Research like this can make a significant impact in achieving better healthcare outcomes.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of Facility-Based Childbirth in Indonesia, The Scientific World JOURNAL, June 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2019/9694602.
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