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Pregnant women registered with a Lead Maternity Carer within first trimester of pregnancy

HQMNZ ID: HQM16.6.29.923

Outcome

All maternity services are consistently delivered to the highest standard across New Zealand

Measure

Pregnant women registered with a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) within the first trimester of pregnancy

Type

Contributory measure

Relationship(s) to other frameworks

Ministry of Health. 2015. New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators 2013. Wellington: Ministry of Health.

Rationale

Early engagement with an LMC enables opportunities for screening, education and referral, and begins the primary maternity continuity of care relationship between a woman and her LMC.

Eligible population

Women registered with an LMC

Measure status

Active

Numerator

Total number of women who register with an LMC in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Denominator

Total number of women who register with an LMC

National target

N/A

Local target

Milestones to be decided by Alliance

Data Sources

National Maternity Collection

Data extracted from data sources

National Maternity Collection (MAT), fact mat agg pregnancy

  • Pregnancy key
  • First LMC reg year
  • LMC type at first LMC reg
  • Trimester at first LMC reg

Data availability

This measure is reported annually on the Ministry of Health website: www.moh.govt.nz (Search: NZ Maternity Clinical indicators)

Measure calculation process

1. Extract data from MAT for the variables stated.

2. Exclude all deliveries where First LMC reg year is null or LMC type at first LMC reg = ‘DHB’.

3. Numerator: Count all deliveries (pregnancy key) where trimester at first LMC reg = 1.

4. Denominator: count all deliveries (pregnancy key) .

5. Rate: numerator / denominator * 100.

Measure development notes

This measure supports national and local monitoring of the effectiveness of activities to improve timely registration with an LMC.



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