Main indication for induction of labour
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Property|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 13/11/2014|
The primary indication guiding the clinician's decision to perform an induction to initiate labour in a pregnant female.
Induction of labour is the initiation of labour by artificial means prior to its spontaneous onset. Methods of inducing labour include both pharmacological medication and mechanical or physical approaches.
Induction may be recommended for a number of reasons to protect the health of mother and baby.
|Property group:||Birth event|
Source and reference attributes
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
|Data Element Concepts implementing this property:|
Birth event—main indication for induction of labour Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Birth event—main indication for induction of labour Health, Standard 12/12/2018