patient identifier

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patient identifier

Any alphanumeric code used to uniquely identify a patient within a health register or a health records system.

Examples
Hospital patient identifier, departmental patient identifier, NHS number, Hospital Patient Identifier (HPI).
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The customer is given a case reference number while the RTA team searches the taxi system and coordinates with the drivers to track down the lost items.
Yvonne Turner used the wrong case reference number on forms linked to a jacket and cardigan seized from Gary Dobson's house.
Cases are listed numerically by case reference number.
For example, a client can input the address and name of a debtor, the amount owed, and a case reference number.