Labour outcomes in caseload midwifery and standard care: a register-based cohort study

Ingrid Jepsen, Svend Juul, Maralyn Foureur, Erik Elgaard Sørensen, Ellen Ågaard Nøhr

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Research on caseload midwifery in a Danish setting is missing. This cohort study aimed to compare labour outcomes in caseload midwifery and standard midwifery care.

A historical register-based cohort study was carried out using routinely collected data about all singleton births
2013–2016 in two maternity units in the North Denmark Region. In this region, women are geographically allocated to
caseload midwifery or standard care, as caseload midwifery is only available in some towns in the peripheral part of the
uptake areas of the maternity units, and it is the only model of care offered here. Labour outcomes of 2679 all-risk
women in caseload midwifery were compared with those of 10,436 all-risk women in standard midwifery care using
multivariate linear and logistic regression analyses.
Translated title of the contributionEt register baseret kohorte studie om fødselsudfald i kendt jordemoder ordning sammenlignet med konventionel omsorg
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Issue number481
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2018


  • disease, health science and nursing

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