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Complications of Labour

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Complications of labour

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Data definitions

NPDC: ICD-10-AM codes for complications in labour
QLD PDC: Tick boxes for complications of labour and delivery including meconium liquor, fetal distress, cord prolapse, cord entanglement with compression, failure to progress, prolonged second stage, precipitate labour/delivery, retained placenta with and without haemorrhage, primary pph and other specified.
WA PDC: Tick boxes for complications of labour and delivery including precipitate delivery, fetal distress, prolapsed cord, cord tight around neck, cephalopelvic disproportion, PPH, retained placenta, persistent occipito posterior, shoulder dystocia, failure to progress, previous CS, other specified.
VIC PDC: Complications/events of labour and birth includes antibiotics, shoulder dystocia, water birth and other specified (ICD10 codes).
SA PMC: Up to 3 conditions selected from: none, PPH, fetal distress, retained placenta, prolonged labour, cord prolapse, wound infection, failure to progress, other. ACT PMC: None, fetal distress, cord prolapse, obstructed labour, PPH, retained placenta, major infection, uterine rupture.

Additional information

WA PDC complications of labour and delivery may also include the reason for operative delivery
Tas PDC collects this information in Obstetrix Tas, a statewide Electronic Perinatal Database that is used in public maternity and publically contracted private hospitals throughout Tasmania.

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