Product of birth—type of autopsy performed, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The type of post-mortem examination performed on a product of birth, as represented by a code.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Full autopsy performed
Use this code if a full autopsy was performed. A full autopsy is a comprehensive review of the clinical notes and maternal investigations, placental examination, and examination of the product of birth including measurements and clinical photographs, radiological investigations, evisceration, dissection, and organ examination, including detailed histological evaluation.
CODE 2 Limited autopsy performed
A limited autopsy is performed when the extent of the examination of the product of birth is limited, compared to a full autopsy. A limited autopsy may include detailed external, placental and umbilical cord examinations and external measurements, skin/needle blood sampling, clinical photography, radiological investigations, external examination and some testing on small samples of tissue internal examination limited to certain areas of the body.
CODE 3 Autopsy performed but type unknown
Use this code if an autopsy was performed on the product of birth but the type of autopsy is unknown.
CODE 7 Not applicable
Use this code if no autopsy was performed on the product of birth.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
Use this code when data is missing or inadequately described. It is not intended for use on primary collection instruments.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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