Maternity model of care NBPDS 2021–22: Maternity Care Classification System, 2022; Quality Statement
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AIHW Data Quality Statements, Superseded 11/10/2023
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The MaCCS DCT went live in August 2016. The AIHW sought nominations of a staff member from each maternity service which provides planned maternity services to act as a registered user for the service, and to be responsible for inputting model of care information. Since then, AIHW has worked with maternity services to develop the models of care data collection, and to help services enter their models of care into the DCT. The focus to date has been on increasing the coverage of the collection, validating all models of care entered to the DCT and following up any queries with services.
Models of care can be added to the MaCCS DCT at any time, however maternity services are asked to review and update their information in the DCT annually.
The MoC NBPDS is based on of all ‘active’ models (i.e. in use models of care) in the DCT. These are considered to be the current models of care being used by women at a maternity service. For the 2020–21 and 2021–22 collection periods, the AIHW focused on improving the data quality and coverage of the collection. This included validating and following up on data quality queries and engaging with maternity services which had not yet engaged with the MaCCS DCT.
The 2021–22 collection began in October 2021. Data from this collection was finalised for reporting by 30 April 2022. A web report based on data in the MoC NBPDS at 30 April 2022 was developed, and data released publicly on 22 July 2022. The data for reporting is based on the number of active (i.e. in use) models of care in the MoC NBPDS.
Aggregated national and state-level data are available in the AIHW web report, Maternity models of care in Australia, 2022. This report, available on the AIHW website uses data from the MoC NBPDS and is based on the number of active models of care at maternity services with birthing facilities, at 30 April 2022. It includes interactive data visualisations, excel supplementary tables, data quality information and technical notes.
In addition, basic information on the models of care submitted to the MaCCS DCT, by each maternity service (including the MoC ID, model name, and major model category) can be found at https://MaCCS.aihw.gov.au.
In future, data from the MoC NBPDS will be able to be linked to data from the NPDC. Products published by the AIHW using data from the NPDC include:
Requests for unpublished data can be made by contacting the AIHW on (02) 6244 1000, by email to [email protected] or through the AIHW’s custom Data on request service. Requests that take longer than half an hour to compile are charged for on a cost-recovery basis. Requests for access to unpublished data may require additional approval from jurisdictional data custodians or the AIHW Ethics Committee.
Data were collected from maternity services using the web-based MaCCS DCT. Information on the quality and use of the MaCCS is available in the web report Maternity models of care in Australia, 2022 on the AIHW website. The statistical analyses in this report are descriptive. Numbers and percentages are used to report on models of care at the national and jurisdictional level. The report also includes a range of information to assist in the interpretation of data, including a glossary and information on data quality. Readers are advised to read caveat information to ensure appropriate interpretation of data.
A characteristic of the collection is that the number of services in scope and submitting data for the collection may change each year. While for the most part it is the same services contributing to the collection, the number may change due to changes at the local level, for example, new maternity services are introduced or services may no longer provide antenatal or birthing services.
Another characteristic of the collection is that the services submitting valid data may change over time. Models of care with significant quality issues at the cut-off date for each collection are excluded from national analyses. Both of these issues need to be kept in mind for future time series analyses.
Metadata for the MaCCS are published in the National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) on METEOR. More information about the development of the MaCCS can be found in this report Maternity Care Classification System: Maternity Model of Care Data Set Specification national pilot report November 2014
The MaCCS was developed as a standardised nomenclature to enable the identification, description and reporting on the models of care available to women in Australia. The MaCCS underpins the first data collection on maternity models of care in Australia and is the basis of the MoC NBPDS. Similar collections are not undertaken elsewhere in Australia or internationally. A report on maternity models of care using the MoC NBPDS was first published in 2021. This was updated in 2022 and is available on the AIHW website. While this release only reports on the characteristics of the models themselves, future reporting will also look at the number and characteristics of women using these models of care. Data from the collection will eventually be linked with perinatal data on mothers and babies and included in other maternal and perinatal health reports.
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Supersedes Maternity model of care NBPDS 2020–21: Maternity Care Classification System, 2021; Quality Statement
AIHW Data Quality Statements, Superseded 22/07/2022
Has been superseded by Maternity model of care NBPDS 2022–23: Maternity Care Classification System, 2023; Quality Statement
AIHW Data Quality Statements, Standard 11/10/2023