National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The National Perinatal Data Development Committee (NPDDC) is a committee of the NPESU. The principal role of the NPDDC is to provide an expert forum to review existing perinatal data elements and ensure new and proposed data elements are clinically meaningful and congruent with national and international data standards. The Committee recommends changes to definitions for perinatal data items and submits new perinatal data items to the National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee (NHISSC) for inclusion in METeOR and the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). The Committee is comprised of representatives from each state and territory health authority, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the NPESU, with temporary members invited on a transitory basis as their expertise is required. The NPDDC works in consultation with clinical reference groups.