The type of anaesthetic and/or analgesic administered to the mother during or after LABOUR AND DELIVERY.
Where an analgesic is administered in addition to an anaesthetic, only the anaesthetic or combination of anaesthetics should be recorded.
|1||General anaesthetic, the administration by a doctor of an agent intended to produce unconsciousness|
|2||Epidural or caudal anaesthetic, the injection of a local anaesthetic agent into the epidural space|
|3||Spinal anaesthetic, the injection of a local anaesthetic agent into the subarachnoid space|
|4||General anaesthetic and epidural or caudal anaesthetic|
|5||General anaesthetic and spinal anaesthetic|
|6||Epidural or caudal and spinal anaesthetic|
|7||Anaesthetic other than in 1 to 6, or analgesic only|
|8||No analgesic or anaesthetic administered|
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||ANAESTHETIC OR ANALGESIC CATEGORIES|