Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Type of anaesthesia administered during a birth event
METeOR identifier:422383
Registration status:Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:

The type of anaesthesia administered to a woman during a birth event, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
2Local anaesthetic to perineum
3Pudendal block
4Epidural or caudal block
5Spinal block
6General anaesthesia
7Combined spinal-epidural block
88Other anaesthesia
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 7   Combined spinal-epidural block

The spinal-epidural block combines the benefits of rapid action of a spinal block and the flexibility of an epidural block. An epidural catheter inserted during the technique enables the provision of long-lasting analgesia with the ability to titrate the dose for the desired effect.

CODE 88   Other anaesthesia

May include parenteral opioids and nitrous oxide.

Comments:

Note: Code 1, which had a meaning in previous versions of the data standard, is no longer used. As is good practice, the code will not be reused.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data element: Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no code N to obtain information on if anaesthesia was administered to a woman during the birth event.

Collection methods:

More than one technique can be recorded.

Code 7 cannot be recorded if Code 4 and Code 5 have already been recorded.

This data element should be recorded for operative or instrumental delivery of the baby only. It does not include the removal of the placenta.

Comments:

Anaesthetic use may affect the health status of the baby and is an indicator of obstetric intervention.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Supersedes Birth event—anaesthesia administered, code N Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Has been superseded by Birth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09-General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09–General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09–General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09—General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Used as denominator
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09–General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09–General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019