Target groups

Some models of care are targeted at specific groups of women with similar characteristics. These may be based on geographical area, risk status, obstetric or medical conditions or social or cultural characteristics. Target groups are not mutually exclusive, so a model of care may have more than one target group. Around 500 (61%) models of care are targeted at specific groups of women who share a common characteristic or set of characteristics, while 39% of models are not specifically targeted to any group of women. The broad target groups of low risk or normal pregnancy, and all excluding high risk pregnancy, are reported in 21% and 10% of models of care, respectively. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identification is a target group in 11% of models, and complex or high risk pregnancy a target group in 5% of models (see the target group infographic below).

Proportion of models of care, by type of target group, Australia, 2021

The infographic shows the proportion of maternity models of care by target group category. It shows 61%25 of models of care were targeted at specific groups of women who share a common characteristic, while 39%25 are not targeted at a specific group.

Notes

1. A model of care may have more than one target group, so the sum of the individual target group categories will be greater than the total with a target group.

2. 'Other groups' include any other cultural groups, social groups, maternity groups and vulnerable groups not already specified.

Source: AIHW - MoC NBPDS.