Consultation, referral, and collaboration between midwives and obstetricians: lessons from New Zealand.

  title={Consultation, referral, and collaboration between midwives and obstetricians: lessons from New Zealand.},
  author={Joan P Skinner and Maralyn J Foureur},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  volume={55 1},
There has been substantial growth in the provision of midwifery-led models of care, yet little is known about the obstetric consultation and referral practices of these midwives or the quality of the collaboration between midwives and obstetricians. This study aimed to describe these processes as they are practised in New Zealand, where midwifery-led maternity care is the dominant model. A total population postal survey was conducted that included 649 New Zealand midwives who provided midwifery… CONTINUE READING

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