The maternity care clinical indicators project was first developed in 2013 and has published two annual reports describing the patterns of maternity care in England.
This work has now been subsumed within the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit but the published reports and other outputs from this work can be viewed below.
Outputs of the maternity care clinical indicators project:
We published two annual reports outlining the variation in care women receive during childbirth.
Technical documents associated with the 2013/2014 maternity indicators report:
Data quality results
Excel spreadsheet detailing the data quality assessments carried out for 2013/2014.
Indicator definitions and specification
Technical definitions and specifications of all indicators used in the 2013/2014 report.
- Geary RS, Knight HE, Carroll FE, Gurol-Urganci I, Morris E, Cromwell DA, van der Meulen JH A step-wise approach to developing indicators to compare the performance of maternity units using hospital administrative data BJOG 2017
- Knight HE, Gurol-Urganci I, van der Meulen JH, Mahmood TA, Richmond DH, Dougall A, et al. Vaginal birth after caesarean section: a cohort study investigating factors associated with its uptake and success. BJOG 2014;121:183–92.
- Cromwell DA, Knight HE, Gurol-Urganci I. Parity derived for pregnant women using historical administrative hospital data: accuracy varied among patient groups.J Clin Epidemiol 2014;67:578–85.
- Knight HE, Gurol-Urganci I, Mahmood TA, Templeton A, Richmond D, van der Meulen JH, et al., Evaluating maternity care using national administrative health datasets: How are statistics affected by the quality of data on method of delivery? BMC Health Serv Res 2013;13:200.
The methods and results of the maternity care clinical indicators project have been presented at a number of national and international conferences, including the RCOG World Congress, and to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity.