Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size, number N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Midwifery caseload size|
|Definition:||The total estimated capped number of women (caseload) who will be cared for per year by each full-time equivalent primary midwife working in a midwifery caseload model of maternity care, as represented by a number.|
|Context:||Used in maternal and perinatal healthcare settings.|
|Data Element Concept:||Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This should be the total number of women per year that a midwife looks after in the role of primary midwife as a full-time equivalent midwife. If a model of care includes part-time midwives working as primary midwife then the caseload should be recalculated to reflect their caseload if they were working full-time. Do not count the number of women that the midwife is also caring for as a back-up midwife.
|Collection methods:||Data are gathered using the Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS) data collection questionnaire on an annual basis by every maternity service when classifying their models of care or when a new model of care is introduced.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit|
|Origin:||National Maternity Data Development Project (AIHW and NPESU), Maternity Care Classification System subproject.|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload indicator, yes/no code N
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