A code to determine the format of the associated PATIENT USUAL ADDRESS data.
This is necessary whenever an address is included in a CDS message to allow correct interpretation by the recipient. The following values have been used in many CDS message implementations and are recommended to be used:
|1 or S||To denote a "Label format" address, i.e. an address consisting of up to five address lines of 35 characters where each line is left justified as a specific data element|
|2 or U||To denote an unstructured address, i.e. an address consisting of up to five contiguous data elements of 35 characters representing a 175 character string|
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||ADDRESS FORMAT CODES|