Obstetrics – percentage of mothers staying longer than 4 nights following caesarean section
The proportion of deliveries where the mother stayed in hospital for more than 4 nights after delivery by caesarean section.
Number of spells where the difference between discharge date and procedure date is greater than 4 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:
- R17 Elective caesarean delivery
- R18 Other caesarean delivery
Equivalent to caesarean procedure subgroups within the “Delivery” procedure group in the DFI tools
SUS – CDS
April 2010 – March 2011
Statistical methods used
Indirect standardisation adjusting for maternal age.
Analysis suggests that for caesarean deliveries only, nearly 90% of mothers are discharged by day 4 (LOS= 0-4 days).