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Address

428657 | Object Class
A collection of information used for describing the location of an entity and/or details describing how the entity can be contacted.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—suburb/town/locality name

429887 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the locality/suburb of the address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Address—telephone number

452735 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number, used as a contact method, that is associated to a unique provision of telephone service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Age

269152 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The length of life or existence.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian postcode

269316 | Property | Standards Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian state/territory of address code AA[A]

454148 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The code set representing the Australian state or territory of an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Early Childhood, Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability, Indigenous

Date DDMMYYYY

270566 | Value Domain
The day of a particular month and year.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Date of birth

269318 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an individual was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Family name

269355 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A designation for a family.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Given name

269222 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A designation for an individual within the family group or by which the individual is socially identified.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Government funding identifier

269238 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Indigenous status

269161 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice

Indigenous status code N

270885 | Value Domain
A code set representing Indigenous status.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous

Medicare card number identifier N(11)

270694 | Value Domain
A combination of numeric characters that uniquely identify a Medicare customer.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Patient

268959 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person for whom a health service accepts responsibility for treatment and/or care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person

268955 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A human being.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person (name)—family name

269711 | Data Element Concept
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—given name

269709 | Data Element Concept
The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person identifier

269369 | Property | National minimum data set working parties
A sequence of characters which identify a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—age

290402 | Data Element Concept
The age of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—age, total years N[NN]

303794 | Data Element | National Public Health Information Working Group
The age of the person in (completed) years at a specific point in time.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—date of birth

269565 | Data Element Concept
The date of birth of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY

287007 | Data Element
The date of birth of the person, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—government funding identifier

269395 | Data Element Concept
A personal identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Person—government funding identifier, Medicare card number N(11)

270101 | Data Element | Standards Australia
Person identifier, allocated by the Health Insurance Commission to eligible persons under the Medicare scheme, that appears on a Medicare card.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Person—person identifier

287172 | Data Element Concept
Person identifier unique within an establishment or agency.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Postcode datafile

270561 | Classification Scheme
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a party (person or organisation), as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Homelessness, Early Childhood, Youth Justice

Pregnancy

268966 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
The period during which a woman carries a developing fetus, normally in the uterus. Pregnancy lasts for approximately 266 days, from conception until the baby is born, or 280 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. During pregnancy menstruation is absent, there may be a great increase in appetite, and the breasts increase in size; the woman may also experience morning sickness. These and other changes brought about by a hormone (progesterone) produced at first by the ovary and late...
Standard: Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Record

300208 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An account of something, preserved in a lasting form.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability

Referral

269015 | Object Class | Australia Institute of Health and Welfare
A recommendation for further care or services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Referral source

269061 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person or organisation from which a person or group of people is referred.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, WA Health

Referral—referral source

297450 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person or agency responsible for the referral of a client to an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, WA Health

Suburb/town/locality name

269335 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The full name of the general locality containing the specific address.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Telephone number

269232 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A sequence of digits.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Text A[A(49)]

270907 | Value Domain
A combination of alphabetic characters.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability

Text X[X(49)]

430017 | Value Domain
A combination of alphanumeric characters.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Total years N[NN]

290412 | Value Domain
Total number of completed years.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Yes/no code N

270732 | Value Domain
A code set representing 'yes' and 'no'.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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