Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:558693
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:The total estimated capped number of women who will be cared for per year by a full-time equivalent primary midwife in a midwifery caseload model of maternity care.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Maternity model of care
Definition:

The overarching design of how maternity care is delivered to a woman or women.

This is a multidimensional concept that incorporates attributes of the women being cared for, the type of healthcare providers who provide the care and how and where the care is provided.

Context:Used in maternal and perinatal healthcare settings.
Specialisation of:Model of care

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.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Midwifery caseload size
Definition:The capped number of women per year for whom a full-time equivalent caseload primary midwife would care.
Property group:Labour characteristics

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.
Reference documents:Homer C, Brodie P & Leap N. 2008. Getting started: what is midwifery continuity of care? in Midwifery Continuity of Care. Chatswood: Elsevier Australia, 1-24.

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
Origin:National Maternity Data Development Project (AIHW & NPESU), Maternity Care Classification System subproject.

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

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