Midwifery Group Practice

Evaluation of the Illawarra Midwifery Group Practice Program

A Midwifery Group Practice program offering continuous, caseload care by midwives to women with ‘low-risk’ pregnancies was developed and run as a pilot program at The Wollongong Hospital. During late 2004 and the first half of 2005, CHSD carried out an independent evaluation of this model, focusing on two main research questions: the safety record of the program, as demonstrated by its clinical outcomes and peer reviews of selected cases; and whether the program was acceptable to consumers and clinicians. In June 2005 the report was presented to the steering committee and a working group was established to consider the viability and future of the program.

The final report and a related journal article are available to download:

 

Last reviewed: 16 January, 2017

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