In 2022, nearly 900 maternity ‘models of care’ were reported as being in use across 251 maternity services in Australia. This report explores the characteristics of these models, including the 11 major model categories they fall into, the women they are designed for, the maternity carers involved in providing them, and the extent of continuity of carer within them.
- Cat. no: PER 118
Around 890 maternity models of care are in use across Australia and these fall into 11 major model categories
Around 41% of maternity services have 1 model of care; 59% have 2 or more models
Around 31% of models have continuity of carer across the whole maternity period; 37% have no continuity of carer
The most common major model category is public hospital maternity care (40% of all models)