Thursday, July 7 2022, the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) at the Universitas Indonesia (UI) held an open doctoral promotion session on behalf of Agung Cahyono Triwibowo. The open session which was held online was chaired by Dr. Robiana Modjo, S.K.M., M.Kes., as Chair of the Session, Prof. dr. Fatma Lestari, M.Sc., Ph.D., as Promoter, Prof. Dr. dr. Sabarinah, M.Sc., and Mila Tejamaya, S.Si, MOHS, Ph.D., as Co-Promoters. The examiners consisted of Dr. Auditist Subekti, Ph.D.; Dr. Alfajri Ismail, M.Sc.; and Dr. Waluyo. Agung defended his dissertation titled “Development of Public Safety Centre Management Assessment Instruments in Handling Clinical Emergency Patients in Indonesia”.
“The mortality rate due to clinical emergency cases that occur is 35% due to Cardiovascular diseases, 15% due to non-communicable diseases, 6% due to respiratory disorders, and 6% due to trauma. Reducing the number of deaths is a challenge for the Indonesian state in carrying out an integrated emergency management system management, “said Agung, opening the summary of his dissertation.
The management policy for clinical emergency patients implemented by the Indonesian Public Safety Centre (PSC) has been stipulated by the Republic of Indonesia Minister of Health Regulation No. 19 of 2016. Assessment of clinical emergency management for PSC 119 in Indonesia needs to be carried out for continuous improvement of clinical emergency management.
Agung stated that the research objective was to develop an assessment instrument for public safety centre management in handling clinical emergency patients in Indonesia by conducting validity, reliability and confirmatory factor analysis. The research used a mixed method design, combining qualitative research and quantitative research to suit the objectives of the research and then analysing it to see if it was appropriate.
Agung’s research results show that based on the results of the development of management assessment indicators by compiling based on a study of the literature, 8 (eight) variables and 28 (twenty eight) indicators for assessing clinical emergency management of the selected public safety centre (PSC) were obtained, with each indicator having choice of value 1 to 3. There are several indicators whose implementation by the PSC is lacking and is of concern in the implementation of clinical emergency management as a whole and requires continuous improvement of clinical emergency management.
Agung’s dissertation suggests to one of them to the Ministry of Health, that the clinical emergency management assessment indicator instrument produced in this study can be used to assess clinical emergency management in PSC because it has been tested for its validity and reliability.
Based on the results of his dissertation, Agung successfully graduated and became a Doctor in the field of Public Health Sciences. Agung is the 262nd graduate of the Public Health Science Doctoral Program and the 338th graduate of the Doctoral Program at FPH UI. (AHS)