Address group cluster
Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Address group cluster includes data elements that record an address, which is defined as a collection of information used for describing the location of an entity, and/or details describing how the entity can be contacted, for individuals or organisations.
Collection and usage attributes
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Each address should be associated with a specific individual or organisation. It is also important to be able to identify whether an address is current. One method is the use of specific start and end dates relating to an address. A currency flag or sequence number which identifies the addresses in active use can also be used. Some systems include both options to better support validation. The use of start and end dates are included as they are the clearest mechanism for supporting identification and communication.
The data elements support recording of no fixed address and less specific contact details.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
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