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Birth event—labour induction method, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLabour induction method
Synonymous names:Help on this termMethod of labour induction
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695355
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The method used to induce labour in a birth event, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Birth event—labour induction method

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1 Oxytocin
2 Prostaglandins
3 Artificial rupture of membranes (ARM)
6Mechanical cervical dilatation
7Antiprogestogen
88Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 6   Mechanical cervical dilatation

An example of this induction method is the use of a cervical ripening balloon catheter.

CODE 7   Antiprogestogen

Also known as antiprogesterone or antiprogestin.

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Code 4 has been omitted as it is no longer in use. For information about its meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.

Code 5 has been omitted as it is no longer in use.

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

All methods of labour induction used should be recorded. Therefore, more than one permissible value may be recorded for this data element. Each method should be recorded once only.

Comments:Help on this term

The method of induction determines the progress and duration of labour and may influence the method of birth and the health status of the baby at birth.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Birth event—labour induction type, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—labour onset type, code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 29/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +
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