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National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09-General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2013)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Common name:Help on this termGeneral anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section.
Short name:Help on this termPI 09-General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2013)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term557095
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/02/2016
Description:Help on this termThe proportion of women who gave birth by caesarean section and who had a general anaesthetic.
Rationale:Help on this termThis indicator is used to benchmark anaesthetic care in association with caesarean section.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Core Maternity Indicators (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termThe proportion of women who gave birth by caesarean section and who had a general anaesthetic.
Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber of women who gave birth by caesarean section and who had a general anaesthetic.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth method, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—type of anaesthesia administered, code N[N]
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termNumber of women who gave birth by caesarean section.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—birth method, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term
  • Year of birth
  • State or territory of birth
  • Hospital annual number of births 
  • Remoteness category (from mother's area of usual residence)
  • Disadvantage quintile (from mother's area of usual residence)
  • Indigenous status of mother
  • Hospital sector
  • Labour/non-labour
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—state/territory of birth, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetBirth event—labour onset type, code N
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Hospital annual number of births
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN
Data Source
AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this termData elements are from the Perinatal national minimum data set (NMDS) or have been provided as voluntary non-standardised items by the states and territories. Records with data that are missing, not stated or not interpretable have been included in the denominator.

A birth is defined as the event in which a baby comes out of the uterus after a pregnancy of least 20 weeks gestation or weighing 400 grams or more.

Caesarean section is an operative procedure to remove the baby through a cut through the woman’s abdomen and uterus.

Included are those women who gave birth by caesarean section.

Excluded are those who gave birth through the vagina.

Source of definition: Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) indicator 4.1, General anaesthesia for caesarean section.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN.N]

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
Frequency
Calendar years ending 31 December each year
Data custodian

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09—General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

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