Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the type of anaesthesia administered during a birth event.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 7 Combined spinal-epidural block
The spinal-epidural block combines the benefits of rapid action of a spinal block and the flexibility of an epidural block. An epidural catheter inserted during the technique enables the provision of long-lasting analgesia with the ability to titrate the dose for the desired effect.
CODE 88 Other anaesthesia
May include parenteral opioids and nitrous oxide.
Note: Code 1, which had a meaning in previous versions of the data standard, is no longer used. As is good practice, the code will not be reused.
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Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N]