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Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIntended place of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term668857
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The intended place of birth at the onset of labour, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Birth event—intended setting of birth

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
1Hospital, excluding birth centre
2Birth centre, attached to hospital
3Birth centre, free standing
4Home
8Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 4     Home

Reserved for planned home births.

CODE 8     Other

Record for home births without a midwife or other medical professional in attendance (free births) or a community health centre.

Comments:Help on this term

Women who plan to give birth in birth centres or at home usually have different risk factors for outcome compared to those who plan to give birth in hospitals. Women who are transferred to hospital after the onset of labour have increased risks of intervention and adverse outcomes.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Birth event—actual setting of birth, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—setting of birth (intended), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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