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Person—single name only flag, code A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSingle name only flag
Synonymous names:Help on this termSingle name only indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term618588
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a person's name has only one component, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—single name only flag

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
SSingle name
MMultiple names

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If an individual has only one name, that name should be entered into the 'Family name' field and this flag recorded as 'S'.

This flag allows computer systems to accurately determine whether given name is missing or is never intended to be entered.

Comments:Help on this term

If given name is blank when registration occurs, it should be confirmed whether the person has only one name component.

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.

Data element attributes

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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See also Person—family name, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017, Indigenous, Final 30/05/2018, ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Individual name cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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