Person (address)—address type, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Address type (person)|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 04/05/2005|
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
|Definition:||A code set representing a type of address, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person (address)—address type|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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:||A single address may have multiple address types associated with it. Record as many as required.|
At least one address must be recorded (this may be an unknown Address type).
‘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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Origin:||AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia|
|Reference documents:||AS4846 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.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Address—purpose of address, code AA[A] Health, Standardisation pending 08/06/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Supersedes Person (address)—address type, code A Health, Superseded 04/05/2005
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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