Report of the mid-term review of Victoria's maternity services program

Helen Keleher, Rebecca Round, Gai Wilson

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Abstract

Substantial State Government funding has been committed in Victoria for the enhancement of maternity services. The funding is intended to improve the quality of care for women and meet consumer expectations for choice and continuity of care in maternity services. This paper reports on a mid-term review (the 'Review') of the Victorian Maternity Services Program, which was conducted by the authors on behalf of the Victorian Department of Human Services. Documentary analysis was conducted for the review, and workshops and key informant interviews were held throughout Victoria with midwives, medical staff and Department of Human Services staff. The Review found that there had been many gains as a result of the Maternity Services Program and identified directions for further development. Issues of change and facilitators of change processes in maternity services are highlighted in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Health Review
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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