Term: Antenatal Hospitalization

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

An admission to hospital for physical or psychological conditions resulting from, or aggravated by, pregnancy which does not lead to delivery. It is an indicator of maternal morbidity.

For more information, including the "Reasons for Antenatal Hospitalization by selected diagnostic categories (using ICD-10-CA coding)", see Appendix Table A.4: Table of Codes - Antenatal Hospitalization - Reasons in Heaman et al. (2012).

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References 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)