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Person—date of death

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
Synonymous names:Help on this termDate of death
METeOR identifier:Help on this term287299
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The date of death of the person.

Context:Help on this term

Required for:

  • statistical survival analysis for derivation of the length of time between diagnosis with primary cancer and death
  • where it is necessary to identify that a person has died (e.g. in a longitudinal health record or provider index).

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Date of death
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which an individual died.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person—date of death Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—date of death, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

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