Birth setting code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Registration status:||Health, Standard 03/12/2020|
A code set representing the setting for a birth event.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Hospital, excluding birth centre
Record for births occurring in a hospital, excluding birth centres.
CODE 2 Birth centre, attached to hospital
Record for births occurring in a birth centre that is attached to a hospital.
CODE 3 Birth centre, free standing
Record for births occurring in a free-standing birth centre that is not attached to a hospital.
CODE 4 Home
Reserved for births that occur at the home intended (planned home births) with a midwife or other medical professional in attendance.
CODE 5 Born before arrival
Record for births that occur before arrival at hospital or birth centre for planned hospital or birth centre births, or before the arrival of the homebirth midwife for planned home births.
CODE 6 Community, non-medical
Record for births that occur in the community, that are planned outside of a medical setting and without a midwife or other medical professional in attendance, for example, free births. This may include a home or other location in the community.
CODE 8 Other
Record for births that occur at a home other than that intended or at a community health centre. This excludes planned hospital, birth centre or home births.
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
Record for births for which the birth setting is not stated or inadequately described.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Birth setting code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Birth event—actual setting of birth, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020
Birth event—intended setting of birth, code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020