Identifier—identifier issuer, text X[X(199)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Short name:||Identifier issuer|
The organisation or individual provider that allocates an identifier which is used to uniquely identify an entity, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Identifier—identifier issuer|
Value domain attributes
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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An identifier issuer may include an association, organisation or government agency, for example the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink, National Australia Bank and Medicare Australia.
The Australian Standard for Person and provider identification in healthcare (AS 4846:2014) outlines the following principles of identifiers in health care:
Principle A: Identifiers shall be unique to a purpose and often to a person or organisation, although family group identifiers exist and are unique to the family.
Principle B: Identifiers shall not be recycled or reused.
Principle C: Each person or organisation should have a single active identifier from a given issuer for a specific usage at any given point in time.
The combination of 3 identifier data elements—Identifier—identifier designation, text X[X(19)], Identifier issuer and Identifier—identifier usage, code NNN—uniquely identify an entity for a specific purpose, known as a globally unique identifier.
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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