Perineal Tear (FOI_5787)

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Service: Claims Management Cause: Perineal Tear-1st,2nd,3rd Deg

The following information was requested:

Please would you be able to provide data related to all claims involving obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI; third-and fourth-degree perineal tears) between the years 2010/11 – 2021/22. Specifically, we would like the data include information on:
– number of claims
– reasons for claims
– length of claims
– costs of claims (damages plus litigation)


Yes, I would still be interested in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree tear data please. Can I ask how 4th degree tears are captured (if at all) in the data? Would they be grouped with the 3rd degree tears, for example?

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