Following the recent updates to the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) Public View has incorporated 10 new maternity indicators.

  • 3rd or 4th degree tear at delivery
  • APGAR score 0 to 6
  • Premature birth rate
  • PPH > 1,500ml
  • Robson Group 1 c-section
  • Robson Group 2 c-section
  • Robson Group 5 c-section
  • Smoking at booking
  • Smoking at delivery
  • Vaginal birth following c-section

Many of these indicators are being reported for the first time this month and there are what look to be some data quality issues in the source data sets. However, given the importance in relation to patient safety we have decided to include them even with these issues.

Click the expand button on the maternity headline metric “Emergency C-Section” to see the complete list.

New Maternity Indicators