What is it about?

Making the Most of Maternal Health: This study looked at why many Indonesian mothers aren't using available healthcare services during pregnancy and childbirth. We used a big survey to find out what factors affect their choices. We discovered that things like age, money, education, where they live, and their husband's job all play a role. By understanding these things better, we can make sure moms get the care they need.

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Why is it important?

Breaking Barriers for Maternal Health: This study dives into a pressing issue – why many Indonesian mothers aren't accessing vital healthcare services. By uncovering the factors that influence their choices, this research offers actionable insights. What sets this work apart is its focus on a specific region and its thorough examination of various factors. These findings can guide policies and programs that bridge gaps in maternal care. As we work towards better healthcare access for all, this study's relevance and actionable outcomes make it a must-read for anyone interested in maternal and child health.


As I read through this research, I'm reminded of the vital importance of maternal healthcare. It's not just about having services available; it's about understanding what keeps mothers from accessing them. This study dives deep into those factors, shedding light on the complex web of influences. It's a call to action for a more comprehensive approach to maternal health. These findings hold the potential to shape policies that truly address the needs of mothers, ensuring that healthcare services are within reach for everyone.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of maternal healthcare service utilisation among Indonesian mothers: A population-based study, F1000Research, April 2022, Faculty of 1000, Ltd., DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.73847.2.
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