Task Delegation Versus Task Shifting in the Indonesia Health Service

Idris, Fachmi (2011) Task Delegation Versus Task Shifting in the Indonesia Health Service. World Medical Journal, 57. pp. 62-64. ISSN 0049-8122

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      Prior to 2001, the Indonesian government conducted several programs to enchance the quality of health services at health centers [1]. One of these initiatives was to improve the skill of nurses and midwives in providing health services by using the Clinical Algorithms (CAs). A CA is a step-by-step problem-solving procedure for clinical services that guides nurses/midwives to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment. Th e Indonesian government provides CAs because doctors are used in managerial roles at government health centers. As a result nurses and midwives must provide most of the health services. For that reason, the Indonesian Medical Association (IMA) and the Indonesian Nurse Association (INA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and with the support of the World Bank, developed 15 CAs for nurses and midwives to implement in government health centers to improve the quality of services.

      Item Type: Article
      Additional Information: Dr. Fachmi Idris, Dr (PH). President of CMAAO/Immediate President of Indonesian Medical Association and Lecturer in Public Health-Community Medicine of Medical Faculty of Sriwijaya University, Indonesia
      Uncontrolled Keywords: health services, government
      Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
      Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
      Depositing User: Dr. dr. M.Kes Fachmi Idris
      Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2012 09:47
      Last Modified: 28 Jan 2012 13:34
      URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/316

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