Identifying and definitional attributes
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The Address geocode cluster defines the data elements used to collect the geocode components of 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.
Address geocoding identifies the precise geographical location of an address using a global positioning system (GPS), which is a system of satellites, computers, and receivers that is able to determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on the earth.
Address geocoding can be used to derive aggregated address data such as that needed to define providers within a specific Medicare Local, or indicate whether an individual is in a defined remote area. The latitude and longitude are the minimum required elements if geocode is being collected.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590–2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
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