This is the third national release of data on the maternity ‘models of care’ available to women in Australia. In 2023, around 1,000 models of care were reported as being in use across 251 maternity services in Australia. This report explores the characteristics of these models, including the 11 major model categories they fall into, the women they are designed for, the maternity carers involved in providing them, and the extent of continuity of carer within them.
- Cat. no: PER 118
Around 1,000 maternity models of care are in use across Australia and these fall into 11 major model categories
The most common model of care is public hospital maternity care (41% of models)
Around 29% of models have continuity of carer across the whole maternity period; 36% have no continuity of carer
Around 63% of models are targeted at specific groups of women; 37% are not targeted