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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIdentifier designation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term612730
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
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An alphanumeric identifier, allocated by an organisation or individual provider that is used to uniquely identify an entity, as represented by text.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Identifier—identifier designation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term612739
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this termAn alphanumeric identifier, allocated by an organisation or individual provider that is used to uniquely identify an entity.
Object class:Help on this termIdentifier
Property:Help on this termIdentifier designation

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termStandards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Text X[X(19)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term310424
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termA combination of alphanumeric characters.

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

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The Australian Standard for Person and provider identification in healthcare (AS 4846:2014) outlines the following principles of identifiers in healthcare:

Principle A: Identifiers shall be unique to a purpose and often to a person or organisation, although family group identifiers exist and are unique to the family.

Principle B: Identifiers shall not be recycled or reused.

Principle C: Each person or organisation should have a single active identifier from a given issuer for a specific usage at any given point in time.

The combination of 3 identifier data elements—Identifier designation, Identifier—identifier issuer, text X[X(199)] and Identifier—identifier usage, code NNN—uniquely identify an entity for a specific purpose, and is known as a globally unique identifier.

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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Supersedes Identifier—identifier designation, text X[X(19)] Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Identifier—identifier issuer, text X[X(199)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—identifier usage, code NNN Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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

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