PERSON GIVEN NAME

Format/length: max 35 characters
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes:

Notes:
The forename or given name of a PERSON.

References:
UK Government Data Standards Catalogue (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 01.01.02. GDSC:
http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/gdsc/html/default.htm

PERSON GIVEN NAME is the same as PERSON NAME WORD where the PERSON NAME WORD TYPE equals 'c. Person Given Name'.

This is the e-GIF standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages. For existing CDS EDIFACT messages however, PATIENT NAME should be used.

UK Government Data Standards Catalogue

Data Element Person Given Name
Is Part Of
Person Name
Has Parts  
Version 1.0
Status Release
Previous Versions  
Later Versions  
Date Agreed 1 January 2002

Meta Data Value
Name Person Given Name
Description The forename or given name of a person.
Business Format Max. 35 characters. Repeating group.
Element Type Data Type
Validations
1. Any allowable character from UNICODE set of characters.
2. Consecutive spaces are not allowed.
Value
Default Value
Owner OeE
Based On BSEN 7372:1993
Verification
Comment
A person can have multiple occurrences of a given name.
 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural PERSON GIVEN NAMES
Previous_Name PATIENT FORENAME OR PERSONAL NAME