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Birth event—anaesthesia administered, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAnaesthesia administered for operative delivery of the baby
METeOR identifier:Help on this term292044
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/02/2013
Definition:Help on this term

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1None
2Local anaesthetic to perineum
3Pudendal
4Epidural or caudal
5Spinal
6General anaesthetic
7Combined spinal-epidural
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

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.

Comments:Help on this term

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:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Birth event—anaesthesia administered, code N Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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