Obstetrics – percentage of mothers staying longer than 2 nights following normal or instrumental delivery
The proportion of normal or instrumental deliveries where the mother stayed in hospital for more than 2 nights.
Number of spells where the difference between discharge date and procedure date is greater than 2 days. Where the procedure rate is not known, use admission date instead.
Any spell with a primary procedure of one of the following OPCS codes:
- R19 Breech extration delivery
- R20 Other breech delivery
- R21 Forceps cephalic delivery
- R22 Vacuum delivery
- R23 Cephalic vaginal delivery with abnormal presentation of head at delivery without instrument
- R24 Normal delivery
SUS – CDS
April 2010 – March 2011
Statistical methods used
Indirect standardisation adjusting for maternal age.
Analysis of national data suggests that nearly 90% of all normal or instrumental deliveries are discharged by day 2 (LOS 0-2 days).