The MSDS is a patient-level ‘secondary uses’ data set that re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care, such as commissioning and clinical audit. It captures key information at each stage of the maternity service care pathway in NHS-funded maternity services, such as those provided by GP practices and hospitals. The data collected include mother’s demographics, booking appointments, admissions and re-admissions, screening tests, labour and delivery along with baby’s demographics, diagnoses and screening tests.
The following analysis files are published within the zip file ‘Additional experimental analysis using MSDS data’ due to low data quality and completeness:
• Delivery method by previous births for births in May 2017
• Delivery method by Robson group for births in May 2017
• Smoking status at delivery for births in April 2017
• Postpartum haemorrhage and other maternal critical incidents for births in April 2017
• Antenatal pathway level for bookings in May 2017.