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Duplicate/intertwined/similar record code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term638835
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing duplicate, intertwined or similar records.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Duplicate record
2Intertwined record
3Similar but different record

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Duplicate record

This code is used where multiple records are found for a single entity.

CODE 2   Intertwined record

This code is used for a record that is shared by more than one entity. Intertwined records are created when two or more people or organisations are assigned the same identifier and their data are associated with the same record.

CODE 3  Similar but different record

This code is used for records that have similar identifying information but belong to different entities.

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.

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

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