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Antepartum haemorrhage (APH)

Data Item category

Maternal Morbidity - gestational

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

VIC PDC: Bleeding of 15 mls or more from the birth canal after 20 weeks gestation and before the birth of the baby. TAS: APH (undetermined origin) Any bleeding from the genital tract occurring after 20 weeks, with estimated blood loss greater than 20 mls for which no known cause can be found.
SA PDC: Bleeding at 20 weeks or later in the pregnancy. WA: APH (other) APH resulting from causes other than placenta praevia or placental abruption. QLD: APH (less than 20 weeks) and APH (greater than 20 weeks) due to abruption, placenta praevia, other.
ANZNN: Significant haemorrhage during this pregnancy occurring in the time from 20 weeks gestation to the end of second stage of labour. This excludes a 'show'.

Additional information

NPDC collect APH, and placenta praevia, abruptio placenta as values in the one APH data item. NSW derive this item from the NHMD. QLD and TAS also collect APH less than 20 weeks gestation. ACT collect APH-Placenta Praevia together. VIC, QLD, WA, TAS, SA and NT (electronic) collect "other complications of labour" as a free text field which may capture antepartum or intrapartum haemorrhage.

Related items

Conditions arising during labour - antepartum haemorrhage; Reason for Caesarean Section - antepartum haemorrhage
Bleeding in pregnancy

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