Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing the manner in which labour started.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Onset of labour code N
Has been superseded by Onset of labour code N
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Birth event—labour onset type, code N