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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 020003
Metadata Item Type
Information Asset
Metadata Set Type
Data Collection
Approval Status
Approval Type
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
Effective To
The Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC) collects information on all births in Queensland. The collection provides a basic source of information for research into obstetric and neonatal care and assists with the planning of Queensland's health services and the monitoring of neonatal morbidity and congenital anomalies.
Short Name
Strategic Alignment Attributes
Actual or potential statewide coverage
Absence would cause significant impact on QH business
Supports enterprise-wide decision making
Supports enterprise-wide reporting requirements
Supports the strategic directions of QH
Strategic Asset Indicator
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
To collect data on all births that occur in Queensland. The collection is a basic source of information for research into obstetrics and neonatal care; to provide information on neonatal morbidity and congenital anomalies. The information assists in planning of Queensland's health services and is used for national and state reporting.
All stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation and/or 400g in weight and all livebirths regardless of weight or gestation.
Demographic and geographic details, antenatal history; labour and delivery details; outcomes of births (including congenital anomalies).
Sites Implemented
Corporate Office. Facility data systems in use at 14 June 2019:
Facility No, Facility name, Date electronic, Data system
00211, Atherton Hospital, Jul-10, PNO
00191, Ayr Hospital, Aug-16, PNO
00041, Beaudesert Hospital, Jul-14, PNO
00133, Bioela Hospital, Mar-10, PNO
00134, Blackwater Hospital, Aug-10, PNO
00943, Boigu Island Primary Health Care Centre, Jan-12, PNO
00192, Bowen Hospital, Mar-11, PNO
00334, Buderim Private Hospital, Mar-19, K2 (Healthscope)
00062, Bundaberg Base Hospital, Dec-09, PNO
00030, Caboolture Hospital, Oct-09, PNO
00214, Cairns Base Hospital, Jul-10, PNO
05000, Cairns Base Hospital Birthing Centre, Oct-16, PNO
00420, Cairns Private Hospital, Sep-09, Meditech (Ramsay)
00144, Capricorn Coast Hospital, Jun-10, PNO
00112, Charleville Hospital, Apr-11, PNO
00193, Charters Towers Hospital, Aug-16, PNO
00063, Cherbourg Hospital, , MR63D
00091, Chinchilla Hospital, Apr-11, PNO
00243, Cloncurry Hospital, , MR63D
00216, Cooktown Hospital, Nov-14, PNO
00113, Cunnamulla Hospital, Apr-11, PNO
00092, Dalby Hospital, Sep-10, PNO
00176, Dysart Hospital, , MR63D
00135, Emerald Hospital, Aug-10, PNO
00987, Free births, Jul-15, MR63D
00136, Gladstone Hospital, Mar-10, PNO
00375, Gold Coast Private Hospital, Mar-16, K2 (Healthscope)
00936, Gold Coast University Hospital, Apr-19, PNO
00988, Gold Coast University Hospital Birthing Centre, Apr-19, PNO
00093, Goondiwindi Hospital, Sep-10, PNO
00391, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Feb-13, Meditech (Ramsay)
00068, Gympie Hospital, Oct-09, PNO
00069, Hervey Bay Hospital, Nov-09, PNO
00998, Home Births, , MR63D
00196, Ingham Hospital, Oct-12, PNO
00222, Innisfail Hospital, Jul-10, PNO
00015, Ipswich Hospital, Aug-11, PNO
00441, John Flynn - Gold Coast Private Hospital, Oct-09, Meditech (Ramsay)
00197, Joyce Palmer Health Service (Palm Island), Aug-16, PNO
00070, Kingaroy Hospital, Sep-10, PNO
00047, Laidley Hospital,  , MR63D
00029, Logan Hospital, Jul-14, PNO
00156, Longreach Hospital, Aug-10, PNO
00995, Mackay Base Hospital Birthing Centre, May-10, PNO
00172, Mackay Base Hospital, May-10, PNO
00223, Mareeba Hospital, Jul-10, PNO
00025, Marie Rose Centre (Dunwich), , MR63D
00508, Marie Stopes International Bowen Hills, Dec-18, PNO
00411, Mater Women's And Children's Hospital Hyde Park, Nov-15, PNO
00401, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Mackay, Dec-15, PNO
00318, Mater Women's & Children's Private Health Services, Jul-09, Matrix
00003, Mater Mothers' Hospital, Jul-09, Matrix
00370, Mater Private Hospital Redland, Dec-09, Matrix
00380, Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton, Nov-15, PNO
00098, Millmerran Hospital, , MR63D
00224, Mossman Hospital, Oct-16, PNO
00140, Moura Hospital, Jan-13, PNO
00246, Mount Isa Base Hospital, Apr-10, PNO
00074, Mundubbera Hospital, , MR63D
00320, North West Brisbane Private Hospital, Nov-09, Meditech (Ramsay)
00331, Pindara Private Hospital, Nov-09, Meditech (Ramsay)
00174, Proserpine Hospital, Sep-09, PNO
00201, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Jul-02, Obsdata/Neodata
00994, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Birthing Centre, Jul-02, Obsdata/Neodata
00016, Redcliffe Hospital, Apr-13, PNO
00028, Redland Hospital, May-11, PNO
00141, Rockhampton Hospital, Mar-10, PNO
00119, Roma Hospital, Apr-11, PNO
00949, Saibai Island Primary Health Care Centre, Jan-12, PNO
00313, St Andrew's - Ipswich Private Hospital, Sep-09, Meditech (Ramsay)
00120, St George Hospital, Apr-11, PNO
00366, St Vincent's Hospital, Mar-16, PNO
See General Comments for further facility information (split due to field size restriction).
Published Outputs
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection Annual Report.
Frequency of Updates
Information Security Classification
Ad hoc requests are handled by the Statistical Reporting and Coordination Unit, Statistical Services Branch. The annual perinatal report is released annually.
Access Constraints
Requests for access to data are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request summary data and statistics, email HlthStat@health.qld.gov.au. To request linked data and/or potentially identifiable data for research purposes, email HSBresearch@health.qld.gov.au. Release of identifiable or potentially identifiable data requires Data Custodian approval. Data may be requested for research purposes or for other authorised purposes if permitted under the relevant State legislation. For further information refer to the 'How to access data from the Statistical Services Branch' page on the Queensland Health internet site: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/hsu/how-to-access-data-from-ssb
Use Constraints
Any caveats on the data will be included with the data.
Data are provided by midwives and other facility staff on a standard collection form or in electronic format. T
Statistical Unit
Reporting Requirements
QPDC reporting is mandatory and is prescribed in Schedule 4 of the HHS Service Agreements. Chapter 6, Part 1, of the Health Act 2005 requires perinatal data to be provided to the Chief Executive of Queensland Health for every baby born in Queensland. This information is required to be submitted to Statistical Services Branch (SSB) on a monthly basis. Information is supplied annually to the National Perinatal and Epidemiology Statistics Unit (at AIHW) under the National Health Information Agreement. The collection supports the reporting of data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the Perinatal National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and Perinatal Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS).
Frequency of Reporting Requirements
SSB - monthly. AIHW - annually.
Facility data systems in use at 14 June 2019 (continued):
Facility No, Facility name, Date electronic, Data system
00100, Stanthorpe Hospital, Sep-10, PNO
00317, Sunnybank Private Hospital, Jul-15, K2 (Healthscope)
00032, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Mar-17, PNO
00101, Tara Hospital, , MR63D
00989, The Townsville Hospital Birth Centre, Aug-16, PNO
00200, The Townsville Hospital, Aug-16, PNO
00316, The Wesley Hospital, May-18, K2 (Healthscope)
00143, Theodore Hospital, May-11, PNO
00226, Thursday Island Hospital, Oct-10, PNO
00990, Toowoomba Hospital Birth Centre, Jan-12, PNO
00104, Toowoomba Hospital, Jan-12, PNO
00227, Tully Hospital, May-11, PNO
00999, Unknown Facility, , MR63D
00105, Warwick Hospital, Apr-11, PNO
00145, Woorabinda Hospital, Jan-12, PNO
00229, Yarrabah Emergency Service, Dec-14, PNO
Link to QPDC manuals, file formats, forms etc:
National data is available from the AIHW.
Relational Attributes
Included Data Elements and Performance Indicators


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ViewMetadata Item TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective fromEffective to
Data ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-admission dateQH 040131 Version 2ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-chargeable status of motherQH 042541 Version 2MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-facility baby transferred toQH 042489 Version 1ConditionalDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-facility mother transferred toQH 042488 Version 1ConditionalDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-separation dateQH 040044 Version 2ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-actual place of birthQH 040752 Version 4MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-201930-Jun-2021
Data ElementBirth event-anaesthesia administered indicatorQH 041674 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-cardiotocography performed indicatorQH 042581 Version 2MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-date of confinementQH 040134 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-early discharge program indicatorQH 042526 Version 2ConditionalDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-fetal scalp electrode performed indicatorQH 042582 Version 2MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-fetal scalp lactate measured indicatorQH 041489 Version 1MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-fetal scalp lactate measured resultQH 041490 Version 1ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-fetal scalp pH measured indicatorQH 040159 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-fetal scalp pH resultQH 041090 Version 1ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-first additional reason for caesarean section code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn)QH 041699 Version 4ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-first additional reason for induction of labour code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn)QH 041969 Version 3ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-induction/augmentation indicatorQH 042575 Version 2MandatoryDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-induction/augmentation methodQH 040151 Version 2ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-intended place of birthQH 040811 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-labour and delivery complication indicatorQH 040172 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-labour onset typeQH 040045 Version 3MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-length of first stage of labour, total minutesQH 042578 Version 2ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-length of second stage of labour, total minutesQH 042579 Version 2ConditionalDraft01-Jul-2019
Data ElementBirth event-main reason for caesarean section code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn)QH 041696 Version 4ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Data Quality Declaration
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Systems
Source Organisation
Source Document

Birth; Congenital anomaly; Live birth; Livebirth; Obstetric; Perinatal; Pregnancy; QPDC; Stillbirth