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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSimilar identifier designation
Synonymous names:Help on this termNot a duplicate of identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term613294
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The identifier for an entity that has similar information to the entity identified by the identifier designation, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Identifier—similar 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

The identifier entered into this field indicates the identifier of the person who has similar identifying information to the person represented by this identifier.

Comments:Help on this term

When two identifiers have similar identifying information and it has been confirmed that they are not the same entity, they should not be reported as potentially duplicated. The objective of this data element is to support potential duplicate reporting by identifying and confirming that entities with similar information are not duplicates.

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Similar but different entity cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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