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Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAntenatal care visits
Synonymous names:Help on this termNumber of antenatal care visits
METeOR identifier:Help on this term423828
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/08/2017
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of antenatal care visits attended by a pregnant female.

Data Element Concept:Female—number of antenatal care visits

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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99Not stated/inadequately described

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Antenatal care visits are attributed to the pregnant woman.

In rural and remote locations where a midwife or doctor is not employed, registered Aboriginal health workers and registered nurses may perform this role within the scope of their training and skill licence.

Include all pregnancy-related appointments with medical doctors where the medical officer has entered documentation related to that visit on the antenatal record.

An antenatal care visit does not include a visit where the sole purpose of contact is to confirm the pregnancy only, or those contacts that occurred during the pregnancy that related to other non-pregnancy related issues.

An antenatal care visit does not include a visit where the sole purpose of contact is to perform image screening, diagnostic testing or the collection of bloods or tissue for pathology testing. Exception to this rule is made when the health professional performing the procedure or test is a doctor or midwife and the appointment directly relates to this pregnancy and the health and wellbeing of the fetus.

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Collect the total number of antenatal care visits for which there is documentation included in the health record of pregnancy and/or birth. To be collected once, after the onset of labour. Include all medical specialist appointments or medical specialist clinic appointments where the provider of the service event has documented the visit on the health record.

Multiple visits on the same day should be recorded as one visit.

Comments:Help on this term

The scope and definition of antenatal care visits was developed through consultation with stakeholders from midwifery, obstetric, perinatal data managers and other interested parties in 2010.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit

Reference documents:Help on this term

Clinical Practice Improvement Unit (CPIU) 2006, 3Centre consensus guidelines on antenatal care. Melbourne: 3Centres Collaboration.

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Perinatal DSS 2012-13 Health, Retired 07/02/2013

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

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

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Tasmanian Perinatal Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 30/01/2017

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09—Antenatal care, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09—Antenatal care, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017
Used as denominator
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09-Antenatal care, 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09—Antenatal care, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 09—Antenatal care, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017
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