Maternity model of care NBPDS
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 14/05/2015|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
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 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
A single model of maternity care provided by a maternity service.
|Guide for use:|
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.
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.
The following glossary items are used within this data set:
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
National Maternity Data Development Project (AIHW and NPESU), Maternity Care Classification System subproject
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.