DESK REVIEWS | How are these links initiated/maintained?

DESK REVIEW | How are these links initiated/maintained?

They are initiated by a health assessment at the primary care service and, based on that, people may be sent to more specialized services.

Public primary care facilities provide referrals to secondary/tertiary facilities. There is no established referral network between primary care services/specialist services and long-term care services in the country due to the limited availability of the latter.

The links are regulated through the Ministry of Health’s Regulation no. 1/2012 and no. 4/2018 as well as through the regulation Health Insurance Administration Body of Indonesia (Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial-Kesehatan (BPJS-Kesehatan)).

As previously stated, no links specific to dementia diagnosis and management are in place.