National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05-Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Common name:||Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time.|
|Short name:||PI 05-Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2013)|
|Description:||The proportion of all women who gave birth for the first time and met the selection criteria*, whose labour was induced.|
|Rationale:||This indicator is used to benchmark practice.|
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators (2013)|
Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||20 years|
|Population group age to:||34 years|
The proportion of all women who gave birth for the first time and who met the selection criteria*, whose labour was induced.
* Selection criteria: Women included are those who gave birth for the first time and who met all of the following criteria for selected women, defined as:
Excluded are those women who have given birth prior to the current pregnancy or do not meet the selection criteria.
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||The number of selected women who gave birth for the first time and who had labour induced.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||All selected women.|
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|Comments:||Data elements are from the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) or have been provided as voluntary non-standardised items by the states and territories. Records with data that are missing, not stated or not interpretable have been included in the denominator.|
A birth is defined as the event in which a baby comes out of the uterus after a pregnancy of at least 20 weeks gestation or weighing 400 grams or more.
Induction of labour is a set of procedures (pharmacological and/or instrumental) to start the uterus contracting and begin the process of labour.
Gestational age is a clinical measure of the duration of the pregnancy. For the National Perinatal Data Collection gestational age is reported as completed weeks.
Patient elected accommodation status is available for all jurisdictions from 2006.
Source of definition: Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) indicator 1.2, Selected women giving birth for the first time who undergo induction of labour.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Calendar years ending 31 December each year
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source and reference attributes
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Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05—Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016)
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