Maternity Clinical Indicators web tool
About the Maternity Clinical Indicators web tool
The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators data presents comparative maternity interventions and outcomes data across a set of 20 indicators for pregnant people and their babies by maternity facility and the former District Health Board (DHB) regions.
This is the thirteenth year in the New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators series, with a focus on people giving birth and babies born in the 2021 calendar year.
About the indicators
- One indicator applies to women/people who registered with a lead maternity carer (LMC).
- Eight indicators apply to standard primiparae (definition used to identify a group of women for whom interventions and outcomes should be similar).
- Seven indicators apply to all women/people giving birth in New Zealand.
- Four apply to all babies born in New Zealand.
2021 data summary
Data demonstrates that reported maternity service delivery and outcomes for people and babies vary between DHBs - as they were in 2021 - and between individual secondary and tertiary facilities.
These findings merit further investigation of data quality and integrity as well as variations in local clinical practice management.
Since 2012, DHBs and maternity stakeholders have used national benchmarked data in their local maternity quality and safety programs to identify areas warranting further investigation.
To support further investigation, Te Whatu Ora provides unit record clinical indicators data to district maternity quality and safety programme coordinators.
Using the web tool
Maternity data clinical coding changes
From 1 July 2019, diagnoses codes are assigned using the 11th edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification, and procedure codes are assigned using the 11th Edition of the Australian Classification of Health Interventions.
Some maternity events (women/people giving birth in hospital and live babies born in hospital) are impacted by changes in the 11th Edition clinical coding standards, particularly place of birth and type of birth data.
Therefore, this data may show variation due to the change in coding standards rather than a true increase.
Further information about these coding changes can be found in the web tool and the maternity clinical indicators background documents.
In this web tool, maternity data was extracted and recalculated for the years 2007–2021 to reflect ongoing updates to data in the National Maternity Collection and the revision of population estimates and projections following each census.
For this reason, there may be small changes to some numbers and rates from those presented in previous publications and tables.
We have quality checked the collection, extraction, and reporting of the data presented here.
However, errors can occur. Contact us if you have any concerns regarding any of the data or analyses presented here, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Date of publication:
17 August 2023
|Only soft copy available to download
|Owned by Te Whatu Ora and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
Data series 2009-2018
The Ministry of Health has previously published reports of maternity clinical indicators, as well as trend graphs and summary tables. These can also be accessed through the web tool and downloaded there.
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2014-2018
- New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2018 - Published 12 October 2020
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2017 - Published 26 July 2019
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2016 - Published 27 February 2018
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2015 - Published 16 December 2016
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2014 - Published 03 May 2016
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2009-2013
- New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2013 - Published 10 September 2015
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2012 - Published 24 October 2014
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2011 - Published 20 May 2013
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2010 - Published 26 October 2012
New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2009: Revised June 2012 - Published 05 June 2012