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Duplicate record cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term638741
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Duplicate record cluster includes data elements that define multiple identifiers for a single entity. This cluster also describes information about the organisation or individual provider which confirms the existence of duplicate records and the date this confirmation occurs.

Collection and usage attributes

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Number/name registries may have duplicates (multiple registrations for a single individual or organisation). Computer systems and manual searching of registries will identify potential duplicates.

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Duplicate customer records fragment data across two records presenting a potential clinical safety risk and the potential risks of fraudulent claiming and identify theft. Duplicate records compromise the integrity of the system of unique customer reference numbers and integrity of customer records.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) 2014. Audit Report No.27 2013–14. Integrity of Medicare customer data. Viewed 16 May 2016,

Relational attributes

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See also Identifier—investigation flag, yes/no code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—investigation outcome, duplicate/intertwined/similar record code N Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

Parent DSS specific attributes +

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1Identifier—duplicate record confirmed by, text X[X(199)]Mandatory1
2Identifier—duplicate record confirmation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
3Date—accuracy indicator, code AAAMandatory1
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