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Person—telephone number, text X[X(39)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTelephone number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270266
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe person's contact telephone number, as represented by text.
Data Element Concept:Person—telephone number

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(39)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term40

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termMore than one phone number may be recorded as required. Each phone number should have an appropriate telephone number type code assigned. Record the full phone number (including any prefixes) with no punctuation (hyphens or brackets).
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Prefix plus telephone number:

Record the prefix plus telephone number. The default should be the local prefix with an ability to overtype with a different prefix.

For example, 08 8226 6000 or 0417 123456.


Do not record punctuation.

For example, (08) 8226 6000 or 08-8226 6000 would not be correct.


Leave the field blank.

Comments:Help on this termConcerned with the use of person identification data. For organisations that create, use or maintain records on people. Organisations should use this standard, where appropriate, for collecting data when registering people. The positive and unique identification of people is a critical event in service delivery, with direct implications for the safety and quality of care delivered by health and community services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termStandards Australia
Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Committee

National Community Services Data Committee

Standards Australia 2002. Australian Standard AS5017-2002 Health Care Client Identification. Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)] Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018

Supersedes Telephone number, version 2, DE, Int. NCSDD & NHDD, NCSIMG & NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.4 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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