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Keywords:

  • administrative data;
  • birth registration;
  • claims files;
  • hospital data depositories;
  • midwife data;
  • midwifery

Nurse-midwifery has accomplished remarkable clinical, policy, and political achievements using specially-collected data. Today, midwifery practice data can be found in existing administrative data systems: birth registration, hospital data depositories, and claims files. Issues in finding midwifery as practice and profession in these data systems are discussed. Improving the integrity of data that reveal midwives as caregivers should be a priority.