Birth event—labour onset type, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Short name:||Onset of labour|
The manner in which labour started in a birth event, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Birth event—labour onset type|
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Collection and usage attributes
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Labour commences at the onset of regular uterine contractions, which act to produce progressive cervical dilatation, and is distinct from spurious labour or pre-labour rupture of membranes.
If prostaglandins were given to induce labour and there is no resulting labour until after 24 hours, then code the onset of labour as spontaneous.
CODE 3 No labour
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Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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Supersedes Onset of labour, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.6 KB) No registration status
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