Address—unstructured address line, text X[X(70)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Patient mail address line 1; Patient mail address line 2; Patient residential address line 1; Patient residential address line 2
METeOR identifier:555408
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:A description of an address, written in an unstructured address line format, as represented by text.
Context:For non-admitted patients, this is the patient's address at the time of the scheduled appointment.
Data Element Concept:Address—unstructured address line

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Maximum character length:70

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Where there is a need to transfer an Australian address that does not conform to the commonly used address format, the unstructured address lines may be used.

Cabin 44 Block 7 (Unstructured Address Line 1)
HMAS Watson (Unstructured Address Line 2)

Unstructured address lines can also be used to record overseas addresses that may follow different formats to that of Australian addresses.

Common differences between Australian and overseas addresses are:
- Street name preceding street number
- Postcode format
- Postcode preceding locality name

32, Kasumigaseki 1 Chome (Overseas Address Line 1)
Chiyoda-ku (Overseas Address Line 2)

While the NAPAAWL DC allows for two lines of unstructured address details, not all lines need to be used.

Comments:Mailing address is only relevant if it is different to the residential address. It is only recorded in the NAPAAWL DC if the patient agrees to provide it.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Address—unstructured address line, text X[X(49)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017