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Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size, number N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMidwifery caseload size
METeOR identifier:Help on this term558695
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe 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:Help on this termUsed in maternal and perinatal healthcare settings.
Data Element Concept:Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3

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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: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 indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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