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Table 4 Midwives rating of the adequacy of information in discharge summaries, by Australian State and Territory

From: Smoothing out the transition of care between maternity and child and family health services: perspectives of child and family health nurses and midwives’

Rating NSW Vic Qld SA WA TAS ACT NT Aust
  N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
1. Insufficient 18 12 4 4.5 9 12 7 20 3 5.8 1 6.3 0 0 3 16 45 9.7
2 34 22 11 12 9 21 6 17 8 15 5 31 2 10 2 11 84 18
3. Sufficient 65 41 41 46 9 48 14 40 23 46 10 63 9 45 11 58 213 46
4 33 21 24 27 10 13 6 17 14 29 0 0 6 30 3 16 98 21
5. More than sufficient* 6 3.8 9 10 4 5.3 2 5.7 4 7.9 0 0 3 15 0 0 26 5.6
Mean rating 2.8   3.2   2.8   2.6   3.1   2.6   4   2.7   2.9  
Standard deviation 1.1   1   1.1   1.3   0.9   0.7   1   0.9   1  
N of respondents 156   89   75   35   52   16   20   19   466  
  1. *The sum of responses to the ratings 1-5 may not total 100% due to rounding.