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Maternity model of care NBPDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term559937
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Maternity model of care (MoC) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is not mandated for collection. This data set enables maternity care providers to classify models of care using the Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS).

The scope of the data set is all models of maternity care available to pregnant and birthing women.

The MaCCS, utilising the NBPDS provides a standardised nomenclature and descriptive data for maternity models of care. National collation of these data enables meaningful analysis and comparisons of maternal and perinatal outcomes between differing models of care. The data elements in the NBPDS describe the different characteristics of models of maternity care based on three domains:

  • the women a model is designed for;
  • the carers working in the model; and
  • aspects of how care is provided.

The development of the MaCCS and the MoC NBPDS was undertaken as part of the National Maternity Data Development Project under the guidance of an expert advisory group and included wide-reaching consultation with relevant stakeholder groups around the country.

Collection and usage attributes

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A single model of maternity care provided by a maternity service.

Guide for use:Help on this term

Maternity care providers will report these data once each year for each model of maternity care provided. Every model that provided pregnancy and/or intrapartum care for any of the women giving birth in the period must be included and be allocated a Major Model Category (MMC) and model code.

A single record in the NBPDS represents a single model of maternity care available to a pregnant woman.

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Data are collected using the MaCCS by electronic data collection form on an annual basis and whenever a new model of maternity care is implemented.

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an agreed schedule.

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The following glossary items are used within this data set:

Antenatal care visit

Collaborative maternity carer

Continuity of carer

Designated maternity carer

Midwifery caseload

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit

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National Maternity Data Development Project (AIHW and NPESU), Maternity Care Classification System subproject

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 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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1Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
2Maternity model of care—target group indicator, code NMandatory1
3Maternity model of care—target group, code N[N]Conditional10
4Maternity model of care—profession of designated maternity carer, code N[N]Mandatory1
5Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
6Maternity model of care—midwifery caseload size, number N[NN]Conditional1
7Maternity model of care—extent of continuity of carer, code N[N]Mandatory1
8Maternity model of care—profession of collaborative maternity carer, code N[N]Optional12
9Maternity model of care—routine relocation for intrapartum care and birth indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
10Maternity model of care—expected setting for an antenatal care visit, code N[N]Mandatory11
11Maternity model of care—expected setting of birth, code N[N]Mandatory6
12Maternity model of care—postnatal visits in a residential setting indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
13Maternity model of care—group session status, individual/group session descriptor code NMandatory1
14Maternity model of care—planned medical visit indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
15Maternity model of care—additional remote or rural services offered indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
16Maternity model of care—type of additional remote or rural service, antenatal/postnatal service code N[N]Conditional4
17Maternity model of care—expected length of time for postnatal visits in a residential setting, code N[N]Conditional1
18Maternity model of care—Major Model Category, code N[N]Mandatory1
19Maternity model of care—identifier, NNNNNNMandatory1
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