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Onset of labour code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695336
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the manner in which labour started.

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
1Spontaneous
2Induced
3No labour
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Labour commences at the onset of regular uterine contractions, which act to produce progressive cervical dilatation, and is distinct from spurious labour or pre-labour rupture of membranes.

CODE 1   Spontaneous

Record if prostaglandins were given to induce labour and there is no resulting labour until after 24 hours.

CODE 3   No labour

Can only be associated with a caesarean section.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Onset of labour code N Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

Supersedes Onset of labour code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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