Overburdened healthcare system in Indonesia

Bivariate and multivariate regression analyses were applied to quantitative survey data collected in mid-2021 in Indonesia to assess the likelihood of use of SARS-CoV-2 self-test, willingness to pay for a self-test device, and likely actions following a positive self-test result. Among 630 respondents, 15.53% knew about COVID-19 self-testing, and 62.7% agreed that people should be able to self-test at home. If available, more than 60% of respondents would use self-tests when necessary and would do regular self-testing when recommended. Upon receiving a positive self-test result, most respondents would communicate it (86.03%), seek counseling (80.79%), self-isolate (97.46%), or inform their close contacts (90.48%).

Find the article published in Tropical Medicine and International Health here.