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Table 2 Summary of work area FTEs and service activity across hospital sizes

From: Nutrition and maternal health: a mapping of Australian dietetic services

Births/ year Variables Preconception Antenatal outpatients (combines AN, GDM, DIP) – separate data unavailable Antenatal Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes in Pregnancy Postnatal
> 5000 Respondents 4 7 2 2 2 2
Dietitian FTE (mean ± SD (median)) 0.13 ± 0.04 (0.13) 0.45 ± 0.9 (0) 0.25, 1.5 (includes GDM) 0.6 (n = 1); in AN clinic FTE (n = 1) 0.3 ± 0.3 (0.3) 0.3 ± 0.3 (0.3)
170 ± 155.6 (170)
Women seen (mean ± SD (median)) 86.7 ± 70.9 (100) 630 ± 1081.2 (60) 1800, 1000 (includes GDM) 800 ± 0 317.5 ± 279 (317.5)  
3500–5000 Respondents 3 7 2 3 2 0
Dietitian FTE (mean ± SD (median)) 0.7 ± 0.6 (0.6) 0.48 ± 0.44 (0.35) 0.65 ± 0.9 (0.65) 1.1 ± 0 (1.1) 0.1 ± 0.1 (0.1)  
Women seen (mean ± SD (median)) 30 (n = 1)
N/A (n = 2)
753 ± 287.9 (800) 520 (n = 1)
N/A (n = 1)
520 ± 28.3 (520) 40–50 (n = 1)
N/A (n = 1)
 
< 3500 Respondents 3 10 3 6 3 0
Dietitian FTE (mean ± SD (median)) 0.75 ± 0 (n = 2); part of diabetes funding (n = 3) 0.2 ± 0 (n = 8); within general OPD (n = 2) 0 0.3 ± 0.2 (0.35) 0.03 (n = 1);in diabetes dietitian load (n = 1); in GDM load (0.1)(n = 1)
< 12 (n = 1); N/A (n = 2)
 
Women seen (mean ± SD (median)) 11.1 ± 2.0 (10) 140.8 ± 205.4 (50) 0 396.3 ± 177.5 (339)
  1. AN antenatal, DIP diabetes in pregnancy, FTE full time equivalents, GDM gestational diabetes mellitus, N/A not available, OPD outpatient department, PN postnatal