Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Given name sequence number|
|Definition:||The numerical order of the given names or initials of a person, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person (name)—given name sequence number|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
To be used in conjunction with Given name.
In the example above 'Mary' would have a given name sequence number of 1 and 'Georgina' would have a given name sequence number of 2.
Example: Jean Claude Marcel Moreaux
If the person has recorded a single given name as more than one word, displaying spaces in between the words(e.g. Jean Claude), their given names are recorded in data collection systems in the same way (i.e. Jean Claude is one given name and Marcel is another given name). ‘Jean Claude’ would have a Given name sequence number of ‘1’ and ‘Marcel’ would have a Given name sequence number of ‘2’.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Standards Australia|
|Origin:||AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia|
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|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|