DELIVERY PLACE TYPE (ACTUAL)

Format/length: n1
HES item: DELPLACE
National Codes: See DELIVERY PLACE TYPE for the National Codes
Default Codes: 9 - Not known

Notes:
DELIVERY PLACE TYPE (ACTUAL) is the same as attribute DELIVERY PLACE TYPE and the values recorded are the National Codes contained within the attribute definition with the addition of the Default Code.

Code 8 does not carry the standard default meaning of 'Not applicable'.

This is the actual place type of delivery. Recording both the planned and the actual place of delivery allows all changes of intent to be logged. Note that if a baby is delivered in a different hospital to the one originally specified, there would be no change in the DELIVERY PLACE TYPE, since the birth would still have taken place in an NHS hospital. 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural DELIVERY PLACE TYPE (ACTUAL)