Health, Standard 01/03/2005 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/10/2012
A live birth who is less than 28 days old.
Collection and usage attributes
The neonatal period is exactly four weeks or 28 completed days, commencing on the date of birth (day 0) and ending on the completion of day 27. For example, a baby born on 1 October remains a neonate until completion of the four weeks on 28 October and is no longer a neonate on 29 October.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
National Perinatal Data Advisory Committee
National Health Data Committee
International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, WHO, 1992