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Person (address)—address type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAddress type (person)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term286728
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services, Superseded 06/02/2012
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing a type of address, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person (address)—address type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Business
2Mailing or postal
3 Residential
4Temporary residential
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown/Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1     Business

This code is used to indicate an address that is the physical location of a business, an office or from where a service is delivered.

CODE 2     Mailing or postal

This code is used to indicate an address that is only for correspondence purposes.

CODE 3     Residential

This code is used to indicate where a person is living. Note that this code is not valid for organisations.

CODE 4     Temporary residential

Temporary accommodation address (such as for a person from rural Australia who is visiting an oncology centre for a course of treatment, or a person who usually resides overseas). Note that this is not valid for organisations.

CODE 9     Unknown/Not stated/inadequately described

This code may also be used where the person has no fixed address or does not wish to have their residential or a correspondence address recorded.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termA single address may have multiple address types associated with it. Record as many as required.
Collection methods:Help on this term

At least one address must be recorded (this may be an unknown Address type).
Health care establishments should always attempt to collect the residential address of a person who is a health care client when a service is provided. When recording the address for a health care provider or organisation, the business address should always be collected. In addition, other addresses may also need to be recorded for individuals and organisations.
Overseas address:
For individuals record the overseas address as the residential address and record a temporary accommodation address as their contact address in Australia.

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‘No fixed address’ is coded as unknown because it (the concept) is not a type of address for a person but is an attribute of the person only i.e. it is not a location for which an address may be derived. It is not recommended that an implementation collects this attribute as an address type. A person not having a fixed address constrains the number of address types that can be collected i.e. temporary accommodation and residential address types cannot be collected. However, if it is imperative that this occurs, it is suggested that code 9 be used.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Standards Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this termAS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termAS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia
In AS4846 and AS5017 alternative alphabetic codes are presented. Refer to the current standard for more details.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Address—purpose of address, code AA[A] Community Services, Standard 06/02/2012

Supersedes Person (address)—address type, code A Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health care client identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Health care client identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

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