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Midwifery-led care

Data Item category

Health services - Antenatal care

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

S/T Perinatal Data Collections:
NSW: The clinician or clinicians responsible for the care of the mother, collected separately for the antenatal period and the birth event. QLD: Public hospital/clinic midwifery practitioner: this includes public hospital clinics, hospital based midwifery clinics, and community based midwifery programs run by nursing staff. Private midwife practitioner: a private midwife practitioner, registered midwife practicing in the community. Descriptions:
NSW: Hospital based midwife/midwives and independent midwife. SA: The type of antenatal care received; tick as many as apply: Birth centre, home birth midwife. ACT: Independent midwife, hospital antenatal clinic, midwife led clinic and Primary Midwife Model . QLD PMC: includes hospital midwifery (birth centre), private midwife.

Additional information

SA provide a free text field to specify type. VIC collects A/N care provider (clinician the woman has seen the most during the pregnancy).NSW enables multiple selections to identify all the clinicians that have seen the woman during the pregnancy. NT PDC contains this item as lead antenatal care provider for public hospitals only. In 2012 non public hospital data will also be captured.

Related items

Medical led care
Lead antenatal care provider

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