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Person—living arrangement, health sector code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLiving arrangement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term299712
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/06/2005
Definition:Help on this termWhether a person usually resides alone or with others, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this term

Client support needs and clinical setting.

Data Element Concept:Person—living arrangement

Value domain attributes

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Lives alone
2Lives with others
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termThis item does not seek to describe the quality of the arrangements but merely the fact of the arrangement. It is recognised that this item may change on a number of occasions during the course of an episode of care.
Comments:Help on this term

Whether or not a person lives alone is a significant determinant of risk.

Living alone may preclude certain treatment approaches (e.g. home dialysis for end-stage renal disease). Social isolation has also been shown to have a negative impact on prognosis in males with known coronary artery disease with several studies suggesting increased mortality rates in those living alone or with no confidant.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cardiovascular Data Working Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Living arrangement, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.0 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 17/10/2018

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

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