Anaesthetic Benchmarking System – Obstetrics

The Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network (SWAPNet), Anaesthetic Benchmarking System (ABS) – Obstetrics is a quality assurance initiative established in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council “Ethical Considerations in Quality Assurance and Evaluation Activities” 2014, Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, Section 150 - Disclosure for purposes relating to health services and eHealth Architectural and Standard Committee requirements.

ABS – Obstetrics (sponsored by Clinical Excellence Queensland) is a web-accessible data collection tool designed to capture anaesthetic obstetric clinical information within the labour (maternity) and perioperative environments.

The ABS – Obstetrics is clinician driven and has been developed to assist Hospital and Health Services to achieve clinical practice improvement and provide safer and more satisfying experiences for mothers and babies by:

  • monitoring and measuring performance against agreed standards
  • identifying process deficiencies
  • reducing clinical risk
  • improving the quality of care

For further information about the ABS Obstetrics, contact:

Phone: +61 7 3328 9164
Postal Address: GPO Box 48, Brisbane 4001

Last updated: 27 July 2018