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released: 21 May 2014 author: AIHW

The report presents findings of Stage 1 of the National Maternity Data Development Project which was established in response to the National Maternity Services Plan. The aim of the project is to build a more comprehensive and consistent national data collection for maternal and perinatal health. National information needs for maternity data were identified and data development commenced. A system for classifying maternity models of care was developed and improved coordination of national maternal mortality data collection was implemented.

ISBN 978-1-74249-559-0; Cat. no. PER 60; 66pp.; $28

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • The need for better maternity data
      • The National Perinatal Data Collection-overview of collection and reporting
      • The National Maternity Data Development Project
      • Related data projects and initiatives
      • Project governance and consultation
      • Structure of this report
    • 2 The NMDDP priority data items
    • 3 A classification system for models of maternity care
      • Literature review
      • Building on the literature review-development of the Maternity Care Classification System
    • 4 Prospective national reporting of maternal mortality
    • 5 Progress with other components of the NMDDP
      • Data development for agreed priority data items
      • Maternal mortality report for2006-10
      • Data linkage study on maternal and late maternal deaths
      • Investigation of a common approach to reporting national perinatal mortality data
      • Improving the availability of maternity data
    • 6 Conclusions
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Perinatal National Minimum Data Set
    • Appendix B: National Perinatal Data Collection-issues of national consistency
    • Appendix C: National Core Maternity Indicators
    • Appendix D: Members of groups and committees as at June 2013
    • Appendix E: The Maternity Information Matrix
    • Appendix F: National information needs-summary from the desktop review
    • Appendix G: Questionnaire
    • Appendix H: Additional material
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above.

  1. (17 Jun 2014) Minor update to acknowledgements page.
  2. (17 Sep 2014) Minor update to reflect release of companion reports.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Foundations for enhanced maternity data collection and reporting in Australia: National maternity data development project - Stage 1. Cat. no. PER 60. Canberra: AIHW.

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