A type of CARE EPISODE.
A continuous period of time a client (PATIENT) uses a bed or delivery facility as part of a HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL or CARE HOME STAY (MIDWIFE CARE), under the direct care of a MIDWIFE. This may be during a PREGNANCY EPISODE for the mother but may also be for a baby following a REGISTRABLE BIRTH.
The MIDWIFE with overall responsibility for a MIDWIFE EPISODE must be identified. If the responsible MIDWIFE changes then a new MIDWIFE or CONSULTANT EPISODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER) begins.
This class is also known by these names: