Individual demographic identifiers cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:528542
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Individual demographic identifiers cluster defines the data elements that may be used, where relevant, to maximise the likelihood of positive identification of an individual. These data elements should only be collected where required for the identification of the person or provider.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

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

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person—sex, code NOptional1
2Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYOptional1
3Person—mother’s original family name, text X[X(39)]Optional1
4Person—date of birth follow-up indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
5Birth event—birth plurality, code NOptional1
6Birth—birth order, code NConditional1
7Person—locality of birth, text X[X(59)]Optional1
8Person—administrative division of birth, text X[X(59)]Optional1
9Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNNOptional1
10Person—date of death, DDMMYYYYConditional1
11Person—source of death notification, code X[X]Conditional1
12Person—death notification reversal comment, text X[X(199)]Conditional1
13Person—death notification reversal date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
14Date—accuracy indicator, code AAAMandatory3