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Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Vol. 63 No. 3 March 2013
Media vs. Medical Professionals to Fight Low Health Literacy
Nasution, Kholisah ( The University of Sydney)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
31 Mar 2013
 
Recently a girl named Dera was reported by journalistsin Indonesia famously. It was stated that she was abandonedby several local hospitals that her parents broughther along to until she died eventually. Everyone put commentson the hospital cruelty, including health professionalinside, and then generalizes how health system works yetknowing what and how the health system and hospital isworking. Moreover, Dera is not the only case of commonpeople’ lack of understanding and knowledge about healthin general and specifically health system in the country.
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