The purpose of this study, published in Acta Bio-Medica, was to explore the skills of the continuity care of patient operated by the midwife and to research the evidences that support such model.
In particular, the aim was to verify whether there are efficacy trials that support the caseload midwifery care model. The questions that have guided this work are the following: Is the midwifery-led care model a safe caring model based on the evidences? Is the continuity of care provided by the midwife during pregnancy and childbirth as safe as the one provided by physicians or multi-professional teams? Is it therefore possible to propose its implementation in the obstetric units in Italy?
The second aim was to explore evidence of customer satisfaction with the midwifery-led care model, and to verify also the satisfaction from the midwives who are part of a midwifery-led care model, in terms of job satisfaction and of a good balance between private and professional life.