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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040813 v1
Data Element
Data Element Concept
The referential description of a location where an entity is located or can be otherwise reached or found.
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
The following attributes are commonly used in the formation of a full address: - Address line; (address line is a composite data element containing many attributes of the specific location of a full address - see the current version of the Address line metadata item for further description and a list of its components for addresses located in Australia) - Address type - Australian State/Territory identifier - Address - Country identifier - Non-Australian State/province - Postal delivery point identifier - Postcode - Australian - Postcode - international - Suburb/town/locality name. Some attributes of an address, located within Australia, also provide the elements to determine the Statistical Local Area - SLA. This enables: - comparison of the use of services by persons residing in different geographical areas, - characterisation of catchment areas and populations for facilities for planning purposes, and - documentation of provision of services to clients who reside in other States or Territories. The address is also a relevant element in the unambiguous identification of a Health Care Client and a Health Care Provider . Other References: AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

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Implementation in Metadata Sets


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Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR glossary item: Address, Identifier 327278, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/327278