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Definition

The date of birth of the person.

Components

Data Element

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Context:

Required for a range of clinical and administrative purposes.

Date of birth enables derivation of age for use in demographic analyses, assists in the unique identification of clients if other identifying information is missing or in question, and may be required for the derivation of other metadata items (e.g. the diagnosis related group for admitted patients).

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Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept 3