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Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMidwifery caseload indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termMidwifery group practice; Midwifery continuity of carer
METeOR identifier:Help on this term558582
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether a model of maternity care is a midwifery caseload model of care, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this termUsed in maternal and perinatal healthcare settings.
Data Element Concept:Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload indicator

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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CODE 1   Yes

This code is to be used only if the model of care is midwifery caseload. This involves a midwife having a set number of women per month or per annum (full-time equivalent) for whom they are the primary midwife, providing and coordinating the majority of care throughout pregnancy, labour and after birth and acting as a backup midwife for another primary midwife. The primary midwife is usually on-call for 24 hours per day for a set period and is often paid on an annualised salary and not on shifts. This is different to team midwifery.

CODE 2   No

This code is to be used for all other models of care, including team midwifery. Although a team midwifery model may look after a set number of women per year, this number is shared among the team rather than having each midwife act as primary midwife for their own caseload of women.

Collection methods:Help on this termData 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:Help on this termNational Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
Origin:Help on this termNational Maternity Data Development Project (AIHW and NPESU), Maternity Care Classification System subproject.

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See also Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size, number N[NN] Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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Maternity model of care NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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