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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Midwifery caseload indicator
Synonymous names:Midwifery group practice; Midwifery continuity of carer
METeOR identifier:558582
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:An indicator of whether a model of maternity care is a midwifery caseload model of care, as represented by a code.
Context:Used in maternal and perinatal healthcare settings.
Data Element Concept:Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Boolean
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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: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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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

DSS specific attributes +