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Identifier—replacement identifier designation, text X[X(19)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReplacement identifier designation
Synonymous names:Help on this termIdentifier replaced by; Active identifier.
METeOR identifier:Help on this term610794
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The identifier to be used for an entity instead of the identifier previously assigned, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Identifier—replacement identifier designation

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(19)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term20

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A minimum of one record will require a new identifier.

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This data element provides a way of indicating that more than one identifier has been issued to the one entity, and that the identifier from this data element is the one that should be used.

The objective of this data element is to support the manual process of merging records. If multiple identifier numbers have been issued to the one entity, these records should be merged. Only one identifier is retained as an active identifier, while all other identifiers become inactive. These inactive identifiers should not be reissued or re-used. This data element helps to connect the inactive identifier(s) with the active identifier. All information held with the inactive identifier(s) should be linked to the active identifier in the event that an error has been made and ‘unmerging’ is required.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

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

Relational attributes

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See also Identifier—duplicate record confirmation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—duplicate record confirmed by, text X[X(199)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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