Cost calculation of dental service at pratama clinic using activity-based costing method in Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Febrian Febrian, Syukri Lukman, Hardisman Hardisman, Suhairi Suhairi

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Abstract

Aim: Indonesian health-care system evolution is attributed to billing and insurance of the health service, especially on basic dental service through capitation payment. Administrative cost estimation is important to equalize the allocation of health insurance expenditure spread over the dental clinic in Indonesia. The aim of this study was to calculate unit cost value at urban and suburban dental services at Pratama Clinic at Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia. Materials and Methods: Two dental services at Pratama clinics at urban and suburban areas selected by random sampling. Unit cost patient day was applied by Activity-Based Costing method. Statistical analysis: The cost was calculated by using computerized Microsoft Excel analysis. Results: Suburban dental service Pratama Clinic has higher activity driver value than urban counterpart, but there is no significant difference between resource driver at urban and suburban dental service Pratama Clinic. The unit cost calculation of dental service at urban and suburban Pratama Clinic is US$5.26 and US$5.36, respectively. Conclusion: These findings outline that unit cost value at suburban is higher than urban dental service Pratama Clinic. So, these usefull to provide the basic information regarding the government to implement the equal and efficient health-care expenditure, particularly on each area in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Oral Health
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Cost-Calculation
  • Dental Service
  • Health Care
  • Pratama Clinic

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