Birth event—anaesthesia administered, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Anaesthesia administered for operative delivery of the baby|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 07/02/2013|
Anaesthesia administered to the woman for the operative delivery of the baby, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Birth event—anaesthesia administered|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Operative delivery includes caesarean section, forceps and vacuum extraction.
Code 7: this code is used when this technique has been selected for the administration of anaesthesia for the operative delivery of the baby.
More than one agent or technique can be recorded, except where 1=none applies.
This item should only be recorded for the operative delivery of the baby and not third stage labour e.g. removal of placenta.
Anaesthetic use may influence the duration of labour, may affect the health status of the baby at birth and is an indicator of obstetric intervention.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Perinatal Data Development Committee|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Birth event—anaesthesia administered, code N Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
Has been superseded by Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018