National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09-General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2013)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Common name:||General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section.|
|Short name:||PI 09-General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2013)|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 02/02/2016|
|Description:||The proportion of women who gave birth by caesarean section and who had a general anaesthetic.|
|Rationale:||This indicator is used to benchmark anaesthetic care in association with caesarean section.|
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators (2013) Health, Superseded 02/02/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||The proportion of women who gave birth by caesarean section and who had a general anaesthetic.|
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of women who gave birth by caesarean section and who had a general anaesthetic.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of women who gave birth by caesarean section.|
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|Comments:||Data 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.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
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Has been superseded by National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09—General anaesthetic for women giving birth by caesarean section (2016) Health, Superseded 06/09/2018