Inter-Sectorial Support on the Accreditation of Community Health Center, South Konawe, South East Sulawesi


Abdul Samad, Mustamin

 

Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari

 

ABSTRACT

Backgrounds: Being one of the most important elements in healthcare system, Com­mu­nity Health Center has been promoted to improve its quality and capacity of ser­vices. Accreditation is a method that can be used to improve and measure the quality of health service. This study ai­med to examine the associations between inter-sectoral sup­port on the accreditation of com­mu­nity health center.

Subjects and Method: A qualitative study with case study approach was conducted in Ken­dari, South East Sulawesi. A total of 24 community health centers was selected for this study. A total of 26 key informants was selected including 8 heads of com­mu­nity health center, 2 staff of South Konawe District Health Office, 8 head of sub-district, and 8 heads of village. The de­pen­dent variable was accreditation of community health cen­­ter. The inde­pen­dent variable was inter-sectoral support. The data were collected by in-depth interview and processed using des­crip­tive method.

Results: As many as 8 of 24 community health centers (33.3%) were accredited, con­sis­t­ing of 5 mad­ya (medium) accredited, 3 pratama (basic) accredited. Community health center with me­dium accreditation status had better inter-sectoral support than those with basic accreditation status.

Conclusion: As many as 33% of all community health centers in Kendari, South East Sula­­wesi, have already accredited. Community health center with medium accre­di­ta­tion status have better inter-sectoral support than those with basic accreditation status.

Keywords: accreditation, inter-sectoral, community health center

Correspondence: Abdul Samad. Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Jl. A.H.Nasution No. G 37, Kendari, South East Sulawesi. Email: abdulsamadsultra@gmail.com. Mobile: 082324237775.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.04.26

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