Data used to categorize individuals for identification, records matching, and other purposes.

Data Element

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Name To Use
Description: Text attribute that provides the name that should be used when addressing or referencing the patient. Usage Notes: This information is usually provided by the patient. Depending on the standard applicable to an implementation, this might be encoded within a Person/Patient Name field with an appropriate name type qualifier but is independent of any other name type or name component. This may be a nickname or formal name. This data element may change over time, such as when a patient desires a change in name to align with expressed gender. This means the data element should support a validity period and a comment attribute to allow text that can be used to capture context for use of the name.


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