What is it about?

This study explored healthcare-seeking behavior for children in Indonesia. Factors like child's age, mother's education, affordability, proximity to healthcare facilities, wealth, and place of residence influenced decisions. Accessible and affordable healthcare services are vital for improving child health outcomes in Indonesia.

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Why is it important?

What is unique about this work is its focus on healthcare-seeking behavior for children in Indonesia, a topic that has not been extensively studied. By analyzing a large dataset spanning 15 years, this study provides valuable insights into the factors influencing mothers' decisions in seeking healthcare for their children. The findings contribute to the understanding of child healthcare access in Indonesia and can inform policy and interventions to improve healthcare utilization. This timely research fills a gap in the literature and is relevant for researchers, policymakers, and healthcare providers interested in child health and healthcare-seeking behavior in developing countries.


This publication uncovers the factors influencing healthcare-seeking behavior for children in Indonesia. It provides valuable insights to improve child healthcare access and outcomes. With a comprehensive analysis of a large dataset, this research empowers policymakers and healthcare providers to make a positive impact on child health in Indonesia. Don't miss this important study that can help shape a better future for children's well-being.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Healthcare-seeking behavior for children aged 0–59 months: Evidence from 2002–2017 Indonesia Demographic and Health Surveys, PLoS ONE, February 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281543.
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