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Hospital—hospital identifier, identifier N[NNNNNN]A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHospital identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termHospital ID; Hospital provider number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term601166
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this term

A logical combination of valid numeric and alphabetic characters that uniquely identify a hospital.

Data Element Concept:Hospital—hospital identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN[NNNNNN]A
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

In some applications of this data element, the eighth character of the identifier is an alphabetic check digit. Methods of deriving the check digit are likely to vary according to individual applications.

Wherever possible, information describing how the check digit can be derived or validated should be documented in the 'DSS specific information' field, available at the data set specification level.

Source and reference attributes

Steward: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

DSS specific attributes +
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