Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • The foundation of the national core maternity indicators
      • What are clinical indicators?
      • Current maternity indicator reporting in Australia
    • The national core maternity indicators
      • Data quality issues
      • Indicator 1 Smoking in pregnancy for all women giving birth
      • Indicator 2 Antenatal care in the first trimester for all women giving birth
      • Indicator 3 Episiotomy for women having their first baby and giving birth vaginally
      • Indicator 4 Apgar score of less than 7 at 5 minutes for births at or after term
      • Indicator 5 Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time
      • Indicator 6 Caesarean section for selected women giving birth for the first time
      • Indicator 7 Normal (non-instrumental) vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time
      • Indicator 8 Instrumental vaginal birth for selected women giving birth for the first time
      • Indicator 9 General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section
      • Indicator 10 Small babies among births at or after 40 weeks gestation
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Expert Commentary Group
      • Appendix B: Methods
      • Appendix C: Indicator specifications
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures