DELIVERY METHOD CODE

Format/Length:an1
HES Item:DELMETH
National Codes:See DELIVERY METHOD
Default Codes: 

Notes:
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.

0Spontaneous vertex (normal vaginal delivery, occipitoanterior) 
1Spontaneous other cephalic (cephalic vaginal delivery with abnormal presentation of head at delivery, without instruments, with or without manipulation) 
2Low forceps, not breech (e.g. forceps, low application, without manipulation. Includes forceps delivery not otherwise specified) 
3Other forceps, not breech (e.g. forceps with manipulation. Includes high forceps and mid forceps) 
4Ventouse, vacuum extraction
5Breech (spontaneous delivery assisted or unspecified. Includes partial breech extraction) 
6Breech extraction (not otherwise specified. Includes total breech extraction and version with breech extraction) 
7Elective caesarean section (caesarean section before, or at onset of, labour) 
8Emergency caesarean section
9Other 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) 

DELIVERY METHOD CODE replaces DELIVERY METHOD and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralDELIVERY METHOD CODES