Person—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of death|
|Definition:||The date of death of the person, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—date of death|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Recorded for persons who have died.
Where Date of birth is collected, Date of death must be equal to or greater than Date of birth for the same person.
It is recommended that in cases where all components of the date of death are not known or where an estimate is arrived at from age, a valid date be used together with a flag to indicate that it is an estimate.
For record identification and/or the derivation of other metadata items that require accurate date of death information, estimated dates of death should be identified by a date accuracy indicator to prevent inappropriate use of date of death data. The linking of client records from diverse sources, the sharing of patient data, and data analysis for research and planning all rely heavily on the accuracy and integrity of the collected data. In order to maintain data integrity and the greatest possible accuracy an indication of the accuracy of the date collected is critical. The collection of Date accuracy indicator may be essential in confirming or refuting the positive identification of a person. For this reason it is strongly recommended that the data element Date accuracy indicator also be recorded at the time of record creation to flag the accuracy of the data.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Origin:||Health Data Standards Committee|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Date of death, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.5 KB) No registration status
See also Person with cancer—date of initial medical specialist consultation, DDMMYYYY
See also Person with cancer—date of initial primary health care consultation, DDMMYYYY
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