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AS 5017-2002 Health Care Client Identification

Name: Health Care Client Identification

Identifier: 0-7337-4543-1

Issuing Organisation: Standards Australia

Country: Australia

Language: English

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Availability: Available to Purchase

Type: Standards/Code of Practice

Issue Year: 2003

Forward Review Date: Not known

Fields: Communication and Information  Digital Health  Health and Wellbeing 

Intended Audiences: Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies


Provides the health industry with a specific Standard for Health Care Client Identification for clinical and administrative data management purposes which promotes uniformly good practice in identifying individuals and recording identifying data so as to ensure that each individual’s health records will be associated with that individual and no other.

This Standard is a voluntary code of practice. It provides a framework for improving the positive identification of clients in health care organizations.
This Standard applies in respect of all potential or actual clients of the Australian health care system. It defines demographic and other identifying data elements suited to capture and use for client identification in health care settings, provides guidance on their application, and provides an overview of data matching strategies. It also makes recommendations about the nature and form of health care identifiers.

Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium

Older Person Specific: No

Usage / Adoption status: Not known


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