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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1523-1527

Medical problem in Asia pacific and ways to solve it: The roles of primary care/family physician (Indonesia Xperience)


Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No 16, Cikini, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

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Dr. Retno Asti Werdhani
Jl. Sindang 2 No F1, Komp. Pertamina, Jati, Pulogadung, Jakarta Timur
Indonesia
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_154_19

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WHO reported that Environment contributed significantly as the causal of the disease in Asia Pacific. Indonesia is facing major health challenges, namely triple burden health problems, due to communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases and re-emerging disease. Primary care in Indonesia is conducted by Public Health Centers/Puskesmas and Primary Care Clinic covering around 86% of total health care facilities in Indonesia. Primary Care Physician plays important role as a gatekeeper and care coordinator. Primary care in Indonesia responsible for primary prevention and screening, should also be prepared to deal with various reasons for encounters of patient/community health problems, and conduct comprehensive management including referral management. It is therefore necessary to have teamwork with various health workers and patients/families at all levels of prevention.


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