Person—congenital malformation, code (BPA 1979) ANN.N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Congenital malformations—BPA code|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
Structural abnormalities (including deformations) that are present at birth and diagnosed prior to separation from care, as represented by a BPA code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—congenital malformation|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||British Paediatric Association Classification of Diseases 1979|
|Maximum character length:||5|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Coding to the disease classification of ICD-10-AM is the preferred method of coding admitted patients. For perinatal data collections, the use of British Paediatric Association (BPA) Classification of Diseases is preferred as this is more detailed.
There is no arbitrary limit on the number of conditions specified. Most perinatal data groups and birth defects registers in the states and territories have used the 5-digit BPA Classification of Diseases to code congenital malformations since the early 1980s.
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
|Origin:||British Paediatric Association Classification of Diseases (1979)|
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