Onset of labour code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
A code set representing the manner in which labour started.
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Onset of labour code N Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021
Supersedes Onset of labour code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018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:|
Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020