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Person (identifier)—identifier type, geographic/administrative scope code A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPerson identifier type—health care (person)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270053
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code based on the geographical or administrative breadth of applicability of Person identifier.
Data Element Concept:Person (identifier)—identifier type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
LLocal
AArea/region/district
SState or territory

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE L     Local

This code is for an identifier that is applicable only inside the issuing health care establishment

CODE A     Area/region/district

This code is for an identifier that is applicable to:

  • all the area/region/district health care services but not across all services in the state or territory; or
  • all of a specific health care service (e.g. community mental health) in an area/region/district health care services but not across all those services in the state or territory

CODE S     State or territory

This code is for identifiers that are applicable across all state or territory health care services.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A person can have more than one person identifier. Each Person identifier must have an appropriate person identifier type code recorded.

Use this field to record only identifier type. It must not be used to record any other person related information.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termStandards Australia
Origin:Help on this termAS5017 Health Care Client Identification

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person identifier type - health care, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health care client identification Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

Health care client identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Health care client identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

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