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Priority gaps in maternal care identified

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    6 July 2017

    The ESP project for maternal health care brought together de-identified continuous quality improvement (CQI) data from 91 health centres participating in the ABCD National Research Partnership. The health centres include community-controlled and government managed health services in different Australian jurisdictions. Teams in these health centres conducted audits of pregnancy and post-natal care (4402 client records), and completed 216 system assessments, over the period 2007 – 2014. The research team did an initial analysis of the data. Then, in a phased process of reporting and online surveys, we asked people to interpret the most recent clinical audit and system assessment data, and trend data, on maternal care. In 2015-2016, about 180 people in diverse roles and organisations helped to interpret the CQI data to:  Identify gaps in recommended maternal health care that are common across health centres.  Share knowledge on ways to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal care.


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