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Similar but different entity cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term554856
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Similar but different entity cluster includes data elements that define identifiers that have similar identifying information but belong to different entities. This cluster also describes information about the organisation or individual provider which confirms that similar records are not duplicates and the date this confirmation occurs.

Collection and usage attributes

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Provision should be made in systems for regular monitoring of new and changed entries which are similar enough to possibly be the same entity, for example identical twins or an identically named parent and child. It is necessary to be able to indicate clearly that two entries are not actually duplicates and ensure they do not appear on lists of potential duplicates for follow-up.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014. Person and provider identification in healthcare, Section 3.6 Similar but different entity. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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See also Identifier—investigation flag, yes/no code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—investigation outcome, duplicate/intertwined/similar record code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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Identification in healthcare cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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1Identifier—similar identifier designation, text X[X(19)]Mandatory1
2Identifier—similar entity confirmed by, text X[X(199)]Mandatory1
3Identifier—similar entity confirmation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
4Date—accuracy indicator, code AAAMandatory1
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