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EEPD Volume 3. Datasets

A. Structured Maternity Casenotes.

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Most Maternity Records are not structured datasets.

Most paper pregnancy records or proformas are only partially structured like a dataset.

The design of such records, either as scans of the original, or via hyperlinks to other websites, can be accessed in gradually increasing numbers via EEPD Volume 11: Casenotes and Volume 12: Proformas.

A few Pregnancy Casenotes are, however, so structured as to be in a dataset format, and are therefore directly relevant here.

The difference between a usable paper record and data entry on a computer can be seen at www.fawdry.info/eepd/00_ima/PapervEPR.pdf, using the documentation of “Fertility Problems” at the initial assessment as an example.


New Zealand “Maternity Notes” (Introduced in 2003) 

© midwifery and maternity provider organisation.


USA. Maternity/Newborn Record System (As published in 1977)    

 © Hollister


King’s College Hospital, London - Bar Code IT System. Historical

One of the original attempts to structure the input of maternity data, this system depended on a massive “book” of barcodes on the now discredited basis that midwives would never be able to cope with using a keyboard! 

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