DELIVERY METHOD CODE

Additional National Code guidance not contained in the attribute definition is given below.

Format / Length

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Description

DELIVERY METHOD CODE  is the same as attribute DELIVERY METHOD.

Additional National Code guidance not contained in the attribute definition is given below. It is shown in italics.

0

Spontaneous vertex (normal vaginal Delivery, occipitoanterior)

1

Spontaneous other cephalic (cephalic vaginal Delivery with abnormal presentation of head at Delivery, without instruments, with or without manipulation)

2

Low forceps, not breech (e.g. forceps, low application, without manipulation. Includes forceps Delivery not otherwise specified)

3

Other forceps, not breech (e.g. forceps with manipulation. Includes high forceps and mid forceps)

4

Ventouse, vacuum extraction

5

Breech (spontaneous Delivery  assisted or unspecified. Includes partial breech extraction)

 

6

Breech extraction (not otherwise specified. Includes total breech extraction and version with breech extraction)

7

Elective caesarean section ( caesarean section before, or at onset of, Labour)

8

Emergency caesarean section

9

Other than those specified above (e.g. application of weight to leg in breech Delivery. Includes destructive operation to facilitate Delivery and other surgical or instrumental Delivery)

Permitted Codes

Code Description

0

Spontaneous vertex

1

Spontaneous other cephalic

2

Low forceps, not breech

3

Other forceps, not breech

4

Ventouse, vacuum extraction

5

Breech

6

Breech extraction

7

Elective caesarean section

8

Emergency caesarean section

9

Other (not listed)

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural DELIVERY METHOD CODES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set Maternity Services Data Set references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 200 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Delivery Episode CDS references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 180 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Birth Episode CDS references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 160 - Admitted Patient Care - Other Delivery Event CDS references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 150 - Admitted Patient Care - Other Birth Event CDS references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 140 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Delivery Episode CDS references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 120 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Birth Episode CDS references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE
Data Element DELIVERY METHOD CODE references in description DELIVERY METHOD CODE