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Birth event—birth method, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMethod of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695372
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
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The method of complete expulsion or extraction of a product of conception from the female in a birth event, as represented by a code.

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Perinatal

Data Element Concept:Birth event—birth method

Value domain attributes

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
1Vaginal—non-instrumental
2Vaginal—forceps
4Caesarean section
5Vaginal— vacuum extraction
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

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

CODE 1   Vaginal—non-instrumental

Includes a vaginal breech that has been manually rotated.

CODE 2   Vaginal—forceps

Includes a vaginal breech with forceps to the after coming head.

CODE 4   Caesarean section

Includes the use of forceps/vacuum extraction to assist the extraction of the product of conception in a caesarean section or where a hysterotomy is performed to extract the product of conception.

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N data element when method of birth is Code 2 (Vaginal—forceps), Code 4 (Caesarean section) or Code 5 (Vaginal—vacuum extraction).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] data element when method of birth is Code 2 (Vaginal—forceps), Code 4 (Caesarean section) or Code 5 (Vaginal— vacuum extraction) and Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N is Code 1 (Yes).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—main indication for caesarean section, code N[N] data element when method of birth is Code 4 (Caesarean section).

This data element should be recorded in conjunction with the Birth event—additional indication for caesarean section, code N[N] data element when method of birth is Code 4 (Caesarean section), Birth event—main indication for caesarean section, code N[N] is completed and there is more than one reason for which a caesarean was performed.

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Code 3 has been omitted as it is no longer in use. For information about its meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Birth event—additional indication for caesarean section, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

See also Birth event—main indication for caesarean section, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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