PI 13 - First Antenatal Visit

Proportion of regular female clients who received antenatal care within specified periods.


  • User may select between AIHW's definition of Regular Client (attended the OATSIH-funded primary health care service at least 3 times in 2 years), or Communicare's Current Patient status.
  • Patients must be recorded as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both.
  • Any clinical item with a system code of PRE and a rule code of PR-CHECK can be used. For more information, see System codes.
  • Although the category of No result is included as part of the specifications, the additional category of (No known antenatal care) is specifically to report on patients where, in Communicare, the clinical item No known antenatal care has been recorded, and there is no prior or subsequent antenatal activity recorded.
  • Percentages may not add up to 100%.
Table 1. NKPI PI 13
Element Description
Communicare reports
  • Report > National KPI > PI13 Antenatal Care
  • Report > National KPI > PI13 Antenatal Care Patients
Numerator For details of how to recognise an antenatal check, see Procedure, Immunisation, Pathology & Medicare codes reference.
  • Always record the gestation at the time of recording an antenatal check.
  • Antenatal checks recorded must have the same number as the pregnancy outcome to be included.
  • Performed date and pregnancy number must be completed.
Denominator Women who have given birth in the report period.
Additional data recording considerations
Note: Ensure that both the gestation of the pregnancy outcome and the date of delivery are recorded. Without these two data, the earliest antenatal check may not be recognised unless it has the gestation explicitly recorded at that time.