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Re: [Gnumed-devel] demographics.sql

From: Ian Haywood
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] demographics.sql
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:14:29 +1100

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 16:23:44 +0100
Karsten Hilbert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ian, does your demographics editor allow for input of the PUPIC ?

No, as in reality we have no source of sensible values here in Oz. Do you in 

In answer to Jim's question, PUPIC is 
personal Universal Public Identification Code, an ID number which has the 
following properties:
- every indivudual encountered by the practice has one
- it is unique
- constant for the life of that individual.

Some countries (Norway I believe) issue such numbers. Australia does not as 
matter of 
deliberate policy, which means to identify patients across institutional 
boundaries we
use the name-surname-DOB triple, which has a number of problems. 


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