Donna Diers, RN, PhD, is the Annie W. Goodrich Professor Emerita at the Yale University School of Nursing and the Senior Clinical Coordinator—Decision Support, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, Connecticut.
Finding Midwifery in Administrative Data Systems
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2007 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 98–105, March-April 2007
How to Cite
Diers, D. (2007), Finding Midwifery in Administrative Data Systems. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 52: 98–105. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.11.003
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- administrative data;
- birth registration;
- claims files;
- hospital data depositories;
- midwife data;
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.