Person—telephone number, text X[X(39)]
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Telephone number|
|Definition:||The person's contact telephone number, as represented by text.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—telephone number|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||40|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||More than one phone number may be recorded as required. Each phone number should have an appropriate telephone number type code assigned. Record the full phone number (including any prefixes) with no punctuation (hyphens or brackets).|
Prefix plus telephone number:
Record the prefix plus telephone number. The default should be the local prefix with an ability to overtype with a different prefix.
For example, 08 8226 6000 or 0417 123456.
Do not record punctuation.
For example, (08) 8226 6000 or 08-8226 6000 would not be correct.
Leave the field blank.
|Comments:||Concerned with the use of person identification data. For organisations that create, use or maintain records on people. Organisations should use this standard, where appropriate, for collecting data when registering people. The positive and unique identification of people is a critical event in service delivery, with direct implications for the safety and quality of care delivered by health and community services.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Standards Australia|
National Health Data Committee
National Community Services Data Committee
Standards Australia 2002. Australian Standard AS5017-2002 Health Care Client Identification. Sydney: Standards Australia
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)]
Is re-engineered from Telephone number, version 2, DE, Int. NCSDD & NHDD, NCSIMG & NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.4 KB) No registration status
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Health, Superseded 04/05/2005
DSS specific information: Numbers and spaces only.