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Perinatal DSS 2012-13

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term473035
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 07/02/2013
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The scope of the Perinatal data set specification (DSS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live and stillborn, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight.

These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.

Collection and usage attributes

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This data set specification is intended as an interim standard only, in that it should only be used for as long as:

  1. the optional data element Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N] is not able to be reported by all jurisdictions, and
  2. the optional data element Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN is reported by those jurisdictions that wish to do so.

If jurisdictions are capable of reporting the Number of antenatal care visits data element in their perinatal data from 1 July 2012 then they should do so. It is expected that this data element will become reportable for all jurisdictions from 1 July 2013, in which case it will be included as a mandatory data element in the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) for 2013-2014.

Jurisdictions should only report the ASGC-based geographical location data element if they have a legitimate need to geocode their perinatal data in accordance with both ASGC 2011 and ASGS 2011. It is expected that this data element will be reported by a small number of jurisdictions for the 2012-2013 year only. From 2013-2014 onwards, geographical reporting should be based solely on the ASGS.

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National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2012
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2013

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-Perinatal NMDS 2012-13Mandatory1
-Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N]Optional1
-Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNNOptional1
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