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Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYX

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termStatistical linkage key 581
METeOR identifier:Help on this term686241
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A key that enables two or more records belonging to the same individual to be brought together. It is represented by a code consisting of the second, third and fifth characters of a person’s family name, the second and third letters of the person’s given name, the day, month and year when the person was born and the sex of the person, concatenated in that order.

Data Element Concept:Record—linkage key

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termXXXXXDDMMYYYYX
Maximum character length:Help on this term14

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Information about whether or not the person's date of birth is accurate should be noted. By knowing that date of birth is accurate it is possible to reduce underestimation of total service user numbers and overestimation of service users' ages.

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The linkage key is designed to make it possible to count number of clients and services they received, without counting the same client more than once. It can also be used for linking to other related data collections. It is for statistical linkage purposes only, not for case management or the tracking of individual persons. This may be done using a range of identifiers and/or keys.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Date—estimate indicator, code N Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 10-The proportion of Indigenous children aged 4 and 5 years who are enrolled in, and attending, a preschool program in the year before full-time schooling, by remoteness, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

Is formed using Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 20/06/2005, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Is formed using Person—letters of family name, text XXX Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/03/2007, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Person—letters of given name, text XX Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/03/2007, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Person—sex, code X Health, Standard 11/05/2017, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Statistical linkage key 581 cluster Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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