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Antenatal care visit

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695204
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

An intentional encounter between a pregnant female and a midwife or clinician to assess and improve maternal and fetal wellbeing throughout pregnancy and prior to labour.

Context:Help on this term

An antenatal care visit may occur in the following clinical settings:

  • antenatal outpatient clinic
  • specialist outpatient clinic
  • general practitioner surgery
  • obstetrician private room
  • community health centre
  • rural and remote health clinic
  • independent midwife practice setting including home of pregnant female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Reference documents:Help on this term

Clinical Practice Improvement Unit 2006. 3Centre consensus guidelines on antenatal care. Melbourne:3Centres Collaboration.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Antenatal care visit Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Female—number of antenatal care visits Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Indigenous primary health care: PI13a-Number of regular clients who had their first antenatal care visit within specified periods, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Indigenous primary health care: PI13b-Proportion of regular clients who had their first antenatal care visit within specified periods, 2018-2019 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 17/10/2018

Number of antenatal care visits Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Perinatal NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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