Person—date of birth follow-up indicator, yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of birth follow-up indicator|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 05/10/2016|
An indicator of whether a person's recorded date of birth requires follow-up to obtain a more accurate date, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—date of birth follow-up indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This field will always be populated.
CODE 1 Yes
Follow-up is required.
CODE 2 No
Follow-up is not required.
Where the date accuracy indicator is AAA, a response of 'No' should be recorded for this data element. Where a date accuracy indicator is not AAA, the user should indicate whether follow-up is required. For example, if the person does not know their exact birthday there is nothing to be gained in follow-up, while if the date was estimated because the person was not fully conscious and able to provide details, follow-up should always be undertaken.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Individual demographic identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016