Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Intended place of birth|
Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
The intended place of birth at the onset of labour, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Birth event—intended setting of birth|
|Value Domain:||Birth setting code N|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 4 Home
Reserved for planned home births.
CODE 8 Other
Record for home births without a midwife or other medical professional in attendance (free births) or a community health centre.
Women who plan to give birth in birth centres or at home usually have different risk factors for outcome compared to those who plan to give birth in hospitals. Women who are transferred to hospital after the onset of labour have increased risks of intervention and adverse outcomes.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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Has been superseded by Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N
Health, Standard 03/12/2020
Tasmanian Health, Standard 09/11/2023