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Name usage type code X

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term521077
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A code set that enables differentiation between recorded names for a person.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Registered or Reporting name (Legal name) (name registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages)
3Newborn name
4Professional or Business name
5Name at birth
6Tribal name
8Other name (alias)

Collection and usage attributes

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Alternative Code:

L     Registered or Reporting name (Legal name) (name registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages)

N     Newborn name

B     Professional or Business name

M     Name at birth

T     Tribal name

O     Other name (alias)


CODE 1   Registered or Reporting name (Legal name) (name registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages)

The name by which the person is registered in an organisation—the formal name on registration documents (for example, the name on a Medicare card or the name in which health insurance is registered). This might also be the principal name associated with the national Individual Healthcare Identifier or Healthcare Provider Identifier. This may or may not be the preferred name. This code includes name changes, for example as a result of marriage. This code does not include the name recorded on a formal birth certificate, for which Code 5 is used.

CODE 3   Newborn name

Used in all Australian hospitals as the name by which a newborn is registered. This is used as the parents may not yet have chosen a name, or may change their minds before the birth is registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages. During the birth episode of care the name is not changed, though the intended actual name can be added to the individual’s name records during that time. It acts as a temporary name until an actual name is available, at which time it is no longer used. The name has special structures which should be taken into account when developing computer search algorithms, and it is for this reason that this is considered a separate type of name.

CODE 4   Professional or Business name

The name used by the person for business or professional purposes.

CODE 5   Name at birth

A person's name recorded on a formal birth certificate.

CODE 8   Other name (alias)

Any other name that a person is also known by, or has been known by in the past; that is, all other names. This includes misspelled names or name variations that are to be retained as they have been used to identify this person. If a person prefers to be known by a name other than their registered name, such a name would be recorded as an Other Name. More than one other name may be recorded for a person.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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Person—name usage type, code X Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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