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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 term732352
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 03/12/2020
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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 anaesthesia 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 (Vaginal breech) has been omitted as it is no longer in use. For information about its meaning in previous data elements, see superseded versions. For information on how to record 'Vaginal breech' in the current data element, refer to the Guide for use.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Birth event—additional indication for caesarean section, code N[N] Health, Standard 03/12/2020

See also Birth event—anaesthesia administered indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Supersedes Birth event—birth method, code N Health, Superseded 03/12/2020

See also Birth event—main indication for caesarean section, code N[N] Health, Standard 03/12/2020

See also Birth event—type of analgesia administered, code N[N] Health, Standard 03/12/2020

See also Female—caesarean section at most recent previous birth indicator, yes/no/not applicable/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 03/12/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 03/12/2020

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