Person—name suffix sequence number, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Name suffix sequence number
METeOR identifier:613369
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:

The numeric order of an additional term used at the conclusion of a name, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—name suffix sequence number

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1One
2Two
3Three
4Four
5Five
6Six
7Seven
8Eight
9Nine
10Ten

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.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   One

Refers to first name suffix

CODE 2   Two

Refers to second name suffix

CODE 3   Three

Refers to third name suffix

CODE 4   Four

Refers to fourth name suffix

CODE 5   Five

Refers to fifth name suffix

CODE 6   Six

Refers to sixth name suffix

CODE 7   Seven

Refers to seventh name suffix

CODE 8   Eight

Refers to eighth name suffix

CODE 9   Nine

Refers to ninth name suffix

CODE 10 Ten

Refers to tenth and subsequent name suffix

Collection methods:

Multiple name suffixes may be recorded. A name suffix sequence number must be recorded for each name suffix.

For example, for the name ‘John Markham Jr MP’, 'Jr' would have a name suffix sequence number of 1 and 'MP' would have a name suffix sequence number of 2.

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Supersedes Person (name)—name suffix sequence number, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

See also Person—name suffix, text X[X(4)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Individual name cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +