Person—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of death|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 05/10/2016|
The date upon which a person ceases to live, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—date of death|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Recorded for persons who have died.
Where Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY is collected, Date of death must be equal to or greater than Date of birth for the same person.
It is recommended that in cases where all components of the date of death are not known or where an estimate is arrived at from age, a valid date be used together with a flag to indicate that it is an estimate.
For record identification and/or the derivation of other metadata items that require accurate date of death information, estimated dates of death should be identified by a date accuracy indicator to prevent inappropriate use of date of death data. The linking of client records from diverse sources, the sharing of patient data, and data analysis for research and planning all rely heavily on the accuracy and integrity of the collected data. In order to maintain data integrity and the greatest possible accuracy an indication of the accuracy of the date collected is critical. The collection of Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA may be essential in confirming or refuting the positive identification of a person. For this reason it is strongly recommended that the Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA data element also be recorded at the time of record creation to flag the accuracy of the data.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2014: AS4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Standards Australia:Sydney.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—date of death, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Individual demographic identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 15/11/2019
|Implementation in Indicators:||Used as numerator|
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.1.1–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: PI 11-Colorectal cancer mortality rate Health, Standard 06/09/2018