Duplicate/intertwined/similar record code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:638835
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016

A code set representing duplicate, intertwined or similar records.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
1Duplicate record
2Intertwined record
3Similar but different record

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

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, https://www.anao.gov.au/sites/g/files/net1336/f/AuditReport_2013-2014_27.pdf.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

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