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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Midwifery caseload size
METeOR identifier:558695
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:The 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:Used in maternal and perinatal healthcare settings.
Data Element Concept:Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NN]
Maximum character length:3

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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

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