Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The scope of the Perinatal national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live births and stillbirths, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birthweight.
These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.
Collection and usage attributes
As there are two dimensions to the data, there are two statistical units:
In the case of multiple births, data are collected once for each mother and once for each baby.
|Guide for use:|
This NBEDS is intended as an interim standard only. If jurisdictions are able to report the data elements then they should do so. It is expected that the data elements will be included as mandatory data elements in future Perinatal national minimum data sets (NMDS).
National reporting arrangements:
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected:
Financial year ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2021|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2022|
The terms 'product of birth' and 'baby', and 'mother' and 'female' are used interchangeably throughout the NBEDS.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this NBEDS include:
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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