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Data Type Profile: MRAusAddress - Detailed Descriptions

Definitions for the mr-address-aus data type profile.

1. Address
Definition

An Australian address expressed using postal conventions (as opposed to GPS or other location definition formats).

Control0..* This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
Comments

Note: address is intended to describe postal addresses for administrative purposes, not to describe absolute geographical coordinates. Postal addresses are often used as proxies for physical locations (also see the Location resource).

2. Address.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

Control0..1
Typestring
XML RepresentationIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
3. Address.extension
Definition

An Extension

Control0..*
TypeExtension
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (: extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Address.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
4. Address.extension:identifier
SliceNameidentifier
Definition

A unique identifier associated with a location address and may be used to look up an address, validate an address, or link to other data relating to an address.

Control0..*
TypeExtension(AddressIdentifier) (Extension Type: Identifier(Identifier))
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (: extension.exists() != value.exists())
5. Address.extension:identifier.id
Definition

Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.

Control0..1
Typestring
XML RepresentationIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
6. Address.extension:identifier.extension
Definition

May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.

Control0..*
TypeExtension
Alternate Namesextensionsuser content
Comments

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (: extension.exists() != value.exists())
SlicingThis element introduces a set of slices on Address.extension.extension. The slices are unordered and Open, and can be differentiated using the following discriminators:
  • value @ url
7. Address.extension:identifier.url
Definition

Source of the definition for the extension code - a logical name or a URL.

Control1..1
Typeuri
XML RepresentationIn the XML format, this property is represented as an attribute.
Comments

The definition may point directly to a computable or human-readable definition of the extensibility codes, or it may be a logical URI as declared in some other specification. The definition SHALL be a URI for the Structure Definition defining the extension.

Fixed Valuehttp://hl7.org.au/fhir/StructureDefinition/address-identifier
8. Address.extension:identifier.value[x]
Definition

An identifier - identifies some entity uniquely and unambiguously. Typically this is used for business identifiers.

Control1..1 This element is affected by the following invariants: ele-1
TypeIdentifier(IdentifierDeliveryPointIdentifierAUGNAFIdentifier)
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
9. Address.extension:noFixedAddress
SliceNamenoFixedAddress
Definition

No fixed address indicator.

Control0..1
TypeExtension(NoFixedAddress) (Extension Type: boolean)
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (: extension.exists() != value.exists())
10. Address.extension:isPrimary
SliceNameisPrimary
Definition

Extension to capture if the address is the primary address

Control0..1
TypeExtension(MRAddressIsPrimaryExtn) (Extension Type: boolean)
Must Supporttrue
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
ext-1: Must have either extensions or value[x], not both (: extension.exists() != value.exists())
11. Address.use
Definition

The purpose of this address.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressUse The use of an address
Typecode
Is Modifiertrue
Requirements

Allows an appropriate address to be chosen from a list of many.

Comments

Applications can assume that an address is current unless it explicitly says that it is temporary or old.

Example
General:home
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
12. Address.type
Definition

Distinguishes between physical addresses (those you can visit) and mailing addresses (e.g. PO Boxes and care-of addresses). Most addresses are both.

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from AddressType The type of an address (physical / postal)
Typecode
Comments

The definition of Address states that "address is intended to describe postal addresses, not physical locations". However, many applications track whether an address has a dual purpose of being a location that can be visited as well as being a valid delivery destination, and Postal addresses are often used as proxies for physical locations (also see the Location resource).

Example
General:both
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
13. Address.text
Definition

Specifies the entire address as it should be displayed e.g. on a postal label. This may be provided instead of or as well as the specific parts.

Control0..1
Typestring
Requirements

A renderable, unencoded form.

Comments

Can provide both a text representation and parts. Applications updating an address SHALL ensure that when both text and parts are present, no content is included in the text that isn't found in a part.

Example
General:137 Nowhere Street, Erewhon 9132
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
14. Address.line
Definition

This component contains the house number, apartment number, street name, street direction, P.O. Box number, delivery hints, and similar address information.

Control0..3
Typestring
Must Supporttrue
Max Length50
Example
General:137 Nowhere Street
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
15. Address.city
Definition

The name of the city, town, suburb, village or other community or delivery center.

Control0..1
Typestring
Must Supporttrue
Alternate NamesMunicpality
Max Length60
Example
General:Erewhon
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
16. Address.district
Definition

The name of the administrative area (county).

Control0..1
Typestring
Alternate NamesCounty
Comments

District is sometimes known as county, but in some regions 'county' is used in place of city (municipality), so county name should be conveyed in city instead.

Example
General:Madison
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
17. Address.state
Definition

Sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country. A code may be used if codes are in common use (e.g. US 2 letter state codes).

Control0..1
BindingThe codes SHALL be taken from https://healthterminologies.gov.au/fhir/ValueSet/australian-states-territories-2
Typestring
Must Supporttrue
Alternate NamesProvinceTerritory
Max Length20
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
18. Address.postalCode
Definition

A postal code designating a region defined by the postal service.

Control0..1
Typestring
Must Supporttrue
Alternate NamesZip
Max Length10
Example
General:9132
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
inv-add-3: Postal code shall be 4 digits (: matches('^[0-9]{4}$'))
19. Address.country
Definition

Fixed value if present otherwise assumed to be Australia in this context.

Control0..1
Typestring
Must Supporttrue
Comments

ISO 3166 3 letter codes can be used in place of a human readable country name.

Fixed ValueAU
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))
20. Address.period
Definition

Time period when address was/is in use.

Control0..1
TypePeriod
Requirements

Allows addresses to be placed in historical context.

Example
General:<valuePeriod xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <start value="2010-03-23"/>
  <end value="2010-07-01"/>
</valuePeriod>
InvariantsDefined on this element
ele-1: All FHIR elements must have a @value or children (: hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count()))