What are the reVITALize Obstetric and Gynecology Data Definitions?

WHAT IS IT?

ACOG and of members of the Women’s Health Registry Alliance have developed a common, uniform set of definitions for women’s healthcare in both Obstetrics and Gynecology. Standardizing language is vital to maintain and improve

  • Verbal, written and electronic communication
  • The accuracy of electronic health record data
  • Public health surveillance and vital statistics

Obstetric definitions published in 2014

  • Find OB definitions in ‘Learn More – Primary Sources’ below

Gynecology definitions published in 2017

  • Find GYN definitions in ‘Learn More – Primary Sources’ below

Tables provide definitions and related notes

KEY POINTS:

  • The expectation is that improved communication will lead to better patient outcomes
  • Reliable and actionable public health research is dependent on the quality of available data
  • Obstetric Definitions are currently endorsed by
    • ACOG, AAFP, ACNM, AWHONN, SMFM
  • Gynecology Definitions are currently endorsed by
    • AAFP, ACOG, ACNM, ASCCP*, ASRM, AUGS, AWHONN, The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, NAMS, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, SGO, The Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction

*Endorsed all definitions except ‘amenorrhea’

LEARN MORE – PRIMARY SOURCES:

ACOG: reVITALize Obstetrics Data Definitions

ACOG: reVITALize Gynecology Data Definitions

Executive summary of the reVITALize initiative: standardizing obstetric data definitions

Executive Summary of the reVITALize Initiative: Standardizing Gynecologic Data Definitions

ACOG Committee Opinion 579: Definition of Term Pregnancy