LABOUR OR DELIVERY ONSET METHOD CODE

Only those methods that are used to induce Labour, such as surgical induction, medical induction or a combination of the two, should be recorded.

Format / Length

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Description

LABOUR OR DELIVERY ONSET METHOD CODE is the same as attribute LABOUR OR DELIVERY ONSET METHOD.

Only those methods that are used to induce Labour, such as surgical induction, medical induction or a combination of the two, should be recorded. Methods that are used to accelerate Labour should not be recorded.

For specific National Code usage, see LABOUR OR DELIVERY ONSET METHOD.

Note: the Default Code description for 9 - Not known has been updated. The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.

National Codes

Code Description

1

Spontaneous; the onset of regular contractions whether or not preceded by spontaneous rupture of the membranes

2

Any caesarean section carried out before the onset of Labour or a planned elective caesarean section carried out immediately following the onset of Labour, when the decision was made before Labour

3

Surgical induction; by amniotomy

4

Medical induction; including administration of agents either orally, intravenously or intravaginally with the intention of initiating Labour

5

Combination of surgical induction and medical induction

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural LABOUR OR DELIVERY ONSET METHOD CODES

Where Used

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