An holistic economic evaluation of an Aboriginal community-controlled midwifery program in Western Sydney

Abstract

Objectives: Conduct a holistic economic evaluation of an Aboriginal community (Daruk) controlled midwifery service in Western Sydney. The study estimated direct program costs and downstream savings to the health sector. Measures of antenatal attendance and perinatal outcome were compared between Aboriginal women with and without experiences of the antenatal program through examination of antenatal clinic records and the New South Wales Midwives Data Collection for the period 1991-96. Qualitative outcomes were analysed through interviews and focus groups.

Citation

Jan, S.; Conaty, S.; Hecker, R.; Bartlett, B.; Delaney, S.; Capon, A. An holistic economic evaluation of an Aboriginal community-controlled midwifery program in Western Sydney. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy (2004) 9 (1) 14-21. [DOI: 10.1258/135581904322716067]

An holistic economic evaluation of an Aboriginal community-controlled midwifery program in Western Sydney

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