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Pharmacy—pharmacy identifier, identifier XXNNNA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPharmacy identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termPharmacy ID; Supplying pharmacy ID
METeOR identifier:Help on this term600674
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termA sequence of alphanumeric, numeric and alphabetic characters which uniquely identify a pharmacy.
Data Element Concept:Pharmacy—pharmacy identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termXXNNNA
Maximum character length:Help on this term6

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The alphanumeric characters at the start of this data element are used to identify hospital pharmacies (via an 'H' as the first alphanumeric character) and dispensing doctors (via a 'D' as the first alphanumeric character).

In the case of hospital pharmacies, the second alphanumeric character is intended to be indicative of the state/territory in which the hospital is located.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14 Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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