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The Clinical Quality Improvement Metric (CQIM) data within the measures CSV datafile has been updated since original publication. This has been done to include the recently developed CQIMs on Robson groups, to include some recent changes to Snomed derivations which affects the data used in the smoking and Apgar score measures and to standardise the presentation of some of the data between the CSV and the measures as displayed in the Maternity dashboard.
12 March 2021 09:30 AM
Where birth weight is recorded, 3% of term babies had a birth weight of less than 2,500 grams.
The World Health Organisation defines low birth weight as less than 2,500g.
It is recommended that mothers have skin-to-skin contact with their babies after birth to promote the initiation of breastfeeding and protect against the negative effects of mother-baby separation. The MSDS receives data on whether a mother had skin-to-skin contact with their baby within one hour of birth.
Breastfeeding contributes to the health of both the mother and child in the short and longer term and it is recommended that women should be made aware of these benefits. The MSDS records whether a baby's first feed was maternal breast milk, donor breast milk or not breast milk.