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The type of telephone number recorded for a person, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Telephone number type code A ".
Data Type String
Format A
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values B Business or work
H Home
M Personal mobile
N Contact number (not own)
O Business or work mobile
T Temporary


Guide for use:
Where more than one telephone number has been recorded, then each telephone number should have the appropriate telephone number type code assigned.


National Health Data Committee

National Community Services Data Committee

Concerned with the use of person identification data. For organisations that create, use or maintain records on people. Organisations should use this standard, where appropriate, for collecting data when registering people. The positive and unique identification of people is a critical event in service delivery, with direct implications for the safety and quality of care delivered by health and community services.


Standards Australia 2002. Australian Standard AS5017-2002 Health Care Client Identification. Sydney: Standards Australia

This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 2
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0