Address group cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:611145
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Address group cluster includes data elements that record an address, which is defined as a collection of information used for describing the location of an entity, and/or details describing how the entity can be contacted, for individuals or organisations.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Each address should be associated with a specific individual or organisation. It is also important to be able to identify whether an address is current. One method is the use of specific start and end dates relating to an address. A currency flag or sequence number which identifies the addresses in active use can also be used. Some systems include both options to better support validation. The use of start and end dates are included as they are the clearest mechanism for supporting identification and communication.

The data elements support recording of no fixed address and less specific contact details.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Healthcare provider organisation cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Address—physical address indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Address—purpose of address, code AA[A]Mandatory1
3Address status clusterMandatory1
4Address components clusterMandatory1
5Address geocode clusterOptional1
6Address communication suppression clusterOptional1