Bringing more transparency to hospital performance, the latest Victorian perinatal services performance indicators 2016-17 report was released today.
Prepared by Safer Care Victoria and the Perinatal Safety and Quality Committee, the report compares identifiable hospital data on outcomes for mothers and newborns against 10 safety and quality indicators.
For the first time the report includes data on the experiences of women as well as data from private hospitals.
The report shows:
- improvements in rate of first time mothers attending an antenatal visit by 12 weeks gestation
- improvement in the of rate of severe fetal growth restriction in babies undelivered by 40 weeks
- increase in rate of inductions in standard primiparae (normal growth babies/first time mothers).
Safer Care Victoria is the state’s lead agency on improving the quality and safety of health services.