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Resources for Coders

This section is for hospital and health authority staff who abstract data into the Perinatal Data Registry (PDR). 

PDR Reference Manual

BC Perinatal Data Registry Reference Manual (Version 6.01)

October 2016 Update

April 2014 Update

The PDR Reference Manual was revised in April 2014. 

Change Document
This document outlines and explains the changes made to the PDR Reference Manual.

This presentation (revised June 2014) provides further education on the changes made to the PDR Reference Manual.



  • PDR Bulletin February 2018 (New!)
    • New PDR Implementation Update
    • Provincial Perinatal Form Revision
    • Your work in action
    • PSBC Facility Indicators
    • PDR Implementation Timeline

    Previous Issues

    PDR Bulletin June 2017

    • Period End Procedure – CIHI Transfer & Data Quality
    • Data Quality Reference Guide for Coders
    • PDR Reference Manual Addendum
    • Fiscal Year 2017/18 Data Submission Deadlines
    • Development of New PDR & Results of Coder Survey

    PDR Bulletin February 2017

    • BC Home Birth Data Collection: A Six-Month Review
    • Data Quality for Home Birth Records
    • Data Collection Amendments and Clarifications

    PDR Bulletin November 2016 

    • Introducing PSBC Product Support Analysts
    • Fiscal Year 2016/17 Data Submission Deadlines
    • Revised PDR Scope
    • Why Delivery Presentation Matters
    • Data Collection Amendments and Clarifications
    • How to Correct Your Data Quality Edits
    • Reminders

    PDR Bulletin March 2015

    • Reminders for FY 2014/15 Year End
    • Instructions for FY 2015/16

    PSBC Bulletin February 2014 - Revised Reference Manual

    • High-level changes to manual format
    • Major changes to manual content
    • Training sessions

    PSBC Bulletin April 2009 (Revised for redistribution July 2013)

    • Version 6.01 Errata

    PSBC Bulletin July 2013

    • Resource Page for Coders
    • PDR Reference Manual
    • PDR Data Quality Tool (DQ Tool)
    • Level 1 Abstracting Workshop
    • Clarification of PDR Scope
    • NICU Daily Classification

    PSBC Bulletin October 2012

    • News on Merged Database at your Health Authority

    PSBC Bulletin October 2011

    • Spotlight on Presentation & Position

    PSBC Bulletin April 2011

    • PSBC Office Move
    • BC Perinatal Database changes
    • Field Clarifications 

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