Performance Analysis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment in Indonesia


  • Nurul Handayani
  • Hario Megatsari
  • Agung Dwi Laksono
  • Mursyidul Ibad



ecological analysis, secondary data, pulmonary tuberculosis, treatment success.


If health workers not treated tuberculosis (TB) patients or the treatment is not complete, it can cause
dangerous complications and death. The study aims at analyzing the performance of pulmonary TB treatment
in Indonesia. The ecological analysis carried out using secondary data from “Data and Information on the
2018 Indonesia’s Health Profile”. Apart from the percentage of success in pulmonary tuberculosis treatment
as the dependent variable, four other variables analyzed as independent variables were the completeness of
pulmonary TB treatment, the smoking population’s rate, the ratio of public health centers per district, and the
percentage of poor people. Data were analyzed using cross-tabulation. The results show the percentage of
successful pulmonary TB treatment that is high tends to be lower in provinces with a low rate of pulmonary
TB treatment completeness. Regions with inadequate completeness of pulmonary TB treatment have low
pulmonary TB treatment success.Meanwhile, there is a tendency that a high percentage of the population
who smokes tends to have a low rate of successful pulmonary TB treatment. Moreover, the high Public
Health Centers’ ratio tends to be more in provinces with increased pulmonary TB treatment success. Finally,
the low percentage of poor people tends to be more in regions with high pulmonary TB treatment success.
The study concludes the four independent variables studied were related to the success of pulmonary TB

Author Biographies

Nurul Handayani

Magister Student, Master of Health Policy and Administration Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga,
Surabaya, Indonesia

Hario Megatsari

Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Agung Dwi Laksono

Researcher, National Institute of Health Research and Development, the Indonesia Ministry of Health,Jakarta

Mursyidul Ibad

Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Nadlatul Ulama University, Surabaya, Indonesia



How to Cite

Handayani, N. ., Megatsari, H. ., Laksono, A. D., & Ibad, M. . (2021). Performance Analysis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment in Indonesia. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 441-446.