Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section
|Short name:||PI 09–General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section, 2020|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/09/2020|
The proportion of all females who gave birth by caesarean section and had a general anaesthetic.
This indicator is used to benchmark anaesthetic care in association with caesarean section.
|Indicator set:||National Core Maternity Indicators, 2020 Health, Standard 16/09/2020|
Collection and usage attributes
The number of females who gave birth by caesarean section and had a general anaesthetic, divided by the number of females who gave birth by caesarean section and recorded a permissible value for general anaesthetic, and multiplied by 100.
A birth is defined as the complete expulsion or extraction from a female, of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight.
Caesarean section is an operative procedure to remove the baby through an incision through the female's abdomen and uterus.
Included are those females who gave birth by caesarean section.
Excluded are those females who gave birth through the vagina.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
The number of females who gave birth by caesarean section and had a general anaesthetic.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of females who gave birth by caesarean section and recorded a permissible value for general anaesthetic.
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Data elements are from the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) or have been provided as voluntary non-standardised items by the states and territories. Only records with a permissible value have been included in the denominator.
Source of definition: Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Indicator 4.1: General anaesthesia for caesarean section. This ACHS indicator is based on the definition by Women's Healthcare Australasia Core Maternity Indicators Project (WHA 2007).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data source attributes
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ACHS (The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Health Services Research Group, University of Newcastle) 2014. The Australasian Clinical Indicator Report: 2006-2013. 15th edn. Sydney: ACHS. Viewed 9 April 2018, https://www.achs.org.au/media/88679/clinical_indicator_report_2006_2013.pdf.
WHA (Women's Healthcare Australasia) 2007. Supporting excellence in maternity care: the core maternity indicators project: findings from the core maternity indicators project. Canberra: WHA.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Core Maternity Indicators: PI 09–General anaesthetic for females giving birth by caesarean section, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019