Person (name)—name suffix sequence number, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Name suffix sequence number
METeOR identifier:288226
Registration status:Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005
Definition:The numeric order of any additional terms used at the conclusion of a name, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person (name)—name suffix sequence number

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1First name suffix
2Second name suffix
3Third name suffix
4Fourth name suffix
5Fifth name suffix
6Sixth name suffix
7Seventh name suffix
8Eighth name suffix
9Ninth and subsequent name suffix

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

Multiple Name suffixes may be recorded. A Name suffix sequence number must be recorded for each Name suffix.

Example: For the name ‘John Markham Jr MP’, 'Jr' would have a name suffix sequence number of 1 and 'MP' would have a name suffix sequence number of 2.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Standards Australia
Origin:AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Person—name suffix sequence number, code N[N] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Health care client identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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