hospital patient identifier code

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hospital patient identifier code

A NHS term for the 6- to 10- character alphanumeric code which uniquely identifies a patient in the hospital health records system. The patient’s code is normally allocated at the time of his or her first contact with the hospital, except if the contact is through A&E.
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