Study on availability and cost of nurse midwifery care

This grant represents a transfer of grant funds from the American College of Nurse Midwives to the American College of Nurse Midwives Foundation so that this grant project can proceed. The study will be the first nationwide descriptive study of the characteristics of women served by CNMs in all practice settings and the most in-depth study of the economic parameters of nurse-midwifery care. It will describe: (1) the sociodemographic characteristics of women and infants in the US who receive care from nurse-midwives; (2) clinical characteristics of the nurse-midwifery care visit; (3) key elements of costs of care (e.g., malpractice premiums, uncompensated care, salaries and benefits) provided by the nurse-midwife; and (4) charges to the patient or health insurer. This will be the basis for evaluating the role of midwifery care relative to the regulatory basis of practice and reimbursement. The data will be analyzed and disseminated to federal and state health agencies and relevant organizations interested in the health of women and children.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $211,256.00

Awarded on: 7/25/1991

Time frame: 8/1/1991 - 12/31/1993

Grant Number: 18747


American College of Nurse-Midwives

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, 20910-6374


Lisa L. Paine
Project Director