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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Labour induction method
Synonymous names:Method of labour induction
METeOR identifier:695355
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

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

Context:

Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Birth event—labour induction method

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

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

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Comments:

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 For information about its meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.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:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Birth event—labour induction type, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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:
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Candidate 09/09/2019

DSS specific attributes +