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Birth event—birth method, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMethod of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term672856
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
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The method of complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception in a birth event, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—birth method

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
1Vaginal—non-instrumental
2Vaginal—forceps
4Caesarean section
5Vaginal— vacuum extraction
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Vaginal—non-instrumental

This code includes a vaginal breech that has been manually rotated.

CODE 2   Vaginal—forceps

This code includes a vaginal breech with forceps to the after coming head.

CODE 4   Caesarean section

This code includes where forceps/vacuum extraction are used to assist the extraction of the baby at caesarean section or where a hysterotomy is performed to extract the baby.

Collection methods:Help on this term

In the case of multiple births, method of birth should be recorded for each baby born.

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Code 3 has been omitted as it is no longer in use. For information about its meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

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See also Birth event—additional indication for caesarean section, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Has been superseded by Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—main indication for caesarean section, code N[N] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

See also Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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