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.
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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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