Designated maternity carer
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Synonymous names:||Lead maternity carer; Primary maternity carer; Maternity care co-ordinator; Named maternity carer|
The health care professional who coordinates the care for a woman during the antenatal, intrapartum or postnatal stages of maternity care, based on the woman's identified needs and individual circumstances.This may be a midwife, obstetrician, general practitioner or other maternity health professional.
|Context:||Public and private maternity services.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit|
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Maternity model of care—profession of designated maternity carer
Maternity model of care—profession of designated maternity carer, code N[N]
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