Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Intended place of birth|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
The intended place of birth at the onset of labour, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Birth event—intended setting of birth|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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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.
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
National Perinatal Data Development Committee
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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Supersedes Birth event—setting of birth (intended), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018