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Birth event—labour onset type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLabour onset type
Synonymous names:Help on this termOnset of labour
METeOR identifier:Help on this term495690
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe manner in which labour started in a birth event, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Birth event—labour onset type

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
1Spontaneous
2Induced
3No labour
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Labour commences at the onset of regular uterine contractions, which act to produce progressive cervical dilatation, and is distinct from spurious labour or pre-labour rupture of membranes.

If prostaglandins were given to induce labour and there is no resulting labour until after 24 hours, then code the onset of labour as spontaneous.

CODE 3   No labour
Can only be associated with a caesarean section.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

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Has been superseded by Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

See also Birth event—main indication for induction of labour, code N[N] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

See also Birth event—main indication for induction of labour, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All 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Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017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Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Early planned caesarean section without medical or obstetric indication, 2015 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 13/12/2018
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05–Induction of labour for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05–Induction of labour for selected females giving birth for the first time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 05—Induction of labour for selected women giving birth for the first time (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Used as denominator
Early planned caesarean section without medical or obstetric indication, 2015 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 13/12/2018
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