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Person—congenital malformation, code (BPA 1979) ANN.N[N]

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Short name:Help on this termCongenital malformations—BPA code
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270408
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

Structural abnormalities (including deformations) that are present at birth and diagnosed prior to separation from care, as represented by a BPA code.

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Perinatal statistics

Data Element Concept:Person—congenital malformation

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Classification scheme:British Paediatric Association Classification of Diseases 1979
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN.N[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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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.

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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.

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National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Origin:Help on this termBritish Paediatric Association Classification of Diseases (1979)

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Supersedes Congenital malformations - BPA code, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.1 KB)

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