For live births, birthweight should preferably be measured within the first hour of life before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred.
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2012-14 Health, Standard 07/12/2011Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Implementation start date: 01/07/2012
Implementation end date: 30/06/2014
DSS specific information:
In the Indigenous primary health care DSS, birth weight is defined as the first weight of a baby obtained after birth. The birth weight is that which is recorded as birth weight by services on their Patient Information Referral Systems (PIRS). The date of admission is not relevant for this DSS.
This item is only collected for infants born during the preceding 12 months.
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014- Health, Standardisation pending 27/02/2013
Implementation start date: 01/07/2014