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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040146 v3
Data Element
Data Element
Complications arising up to the period immediately preceding delivery that are directly attributable to the pregnancy and may have significantly affected care during the current pregnancy and/or pregnancy outcome, as represented by a code.
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)
Complications of pregnancy
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


A valid International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) 8th edition code within chapter 15 Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium (O00-O99), from the corporate reference data system (CRDS) ICD-10-AM data set maintained by Statistical Standards and Strategies, Health Statistics Branch.
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Examples of these conditions include threatened abortion, antepartum haemorrhage, pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes. There is no arbitrary limit on the number of complications specified.
Must be a valid ICD-10-AM 8th edition code in the range O000 to O998.
Such conditions are those regarded by the clinician to affect the management of the pregnancy.

For national reporting of the Female-diabetes mellitus during pregnancy indicator (NHDD) data element the following mapping occurs:
An ICD-10-AM code in the range O240-O249x (Diabetes mellitus in pregnancy), except code 245x (Pre-existing intermediate hyperglycaemia, in pregnancy), is mapped to code 1 Yes.
Absence of an ICD-10-AM code from the above list is mapped to code 2 No.

For national reporting of the Female-type of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy (NHDD) data element the following mapping occurs:
ICD-10-AM code O240 (Pre-existing diabetes mellitus, Type 1, in pregnancy) is mapped to code 1 Pre-existing Type 1 diabetes.
ICD-10-AM code O241x (Pre-existing diabetes mellitus, Type 2, in pregnancy) is mapped to code 2 Pre-existing Type 2 diabetes.
ICD-10-AM code O244x (Diabetes mellitus arising during pregnancy) is mapped to code 3 Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Complications often influence the course and outcome of pregnancy, possibly resulting in hospital admissions and/or adverse effects on the fetus and perinatal morbidity.
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Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementPregnancy complications codeQH 040146 Version 2Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementPregnancy (current)-complication code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn)QH 040146 Version 4Superseded
Is qualified byData ElementData ElementPregnancy (current)-complication indicatorQH 040039 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptPregnancyQH 041690 Version 1Current
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-201430-Jun-2015
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