Obstetrics – percentage of mothers staying longer than 4 nights following caesarean section

Metric

The proportion of deliveries where the mother stayed in hospital for more than 4 nights after delivery by caesarean section.

Numerator

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.

Denominator

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

Data Source

SUS – CDS

Time frame

April 2010 – March 2011

Basis

Acute trust

Statistical methods used

Indirect standardisation adjusting for maternal age.

Notes

Analysis suggests that for caesarean deliveries only, nearly 90% of mothers are discharged by day 4 (LOS= 0-4 days).

One Response to Obstetrics – percentage of mothers staying longer than 4 nights following caesarean section

  1. Jane Siddall says:

    Polonged hopsital stay after LSCS may be due to maternal disease (pregnancy related or otherwise) and also due to the gestation a which she is delivered. In many units mothers are able to saty for up to seven days if their infant is likley to be discharged from neonatal services in that period, following a slightly preterm (34+-36+ week delivery) or those where neonatal monitoring for substance withdrawal was required. It would be useful to stratify by gestation and co morbidities.