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Term: Maternal Abstract

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


The maternal abstract is a hospital discharge abstract with an abstract type = "Obstetrical" (3). The maternal abstract contains patient demographic data and data relating to the mother's pregnancy/birthing experience, such as parity and gravidity; ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CA diagnostic codes defining the outcome of delivery and morbidity associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery; ICD-9-CM procedure or CCI intervention codes describing method of delivery; and perinatal obstetrical interventions, prenatal care information, and risk assessment services.

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  • Mustard CA, Roos NP. The relationship of prenatal care and pregnancy complications to birthweight in Winnipeg, Canada. Am J Public Health 1994;84(9):1450-1457. [Abstract] (View)

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