Person—name suffix, text X[X(4)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Name suffix
Synonymous names:Post nominal
METeOR identifier:613362
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Additional term used following a person's name to identify the person, usually in relation to others in that person's family, or to acknowledge a qualification, position held or honour awarded, as represented by text.
Data Element Concept:Person—name suffix

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Format:X[X(4)]
Maximum character length:5

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Multiple name suffixes may be recorded, for example John Markham Jnr MP.

Mixed case should be used (rather than upper case only).

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:

Supersedes Person (name)—name suffix, text X[XXXX] Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Person—name suffix sequence number, code N[N] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Individual name cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016