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[Gnumed-devel] PUPIC etc.

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] PUPIC etc.
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 02:12:30 +0100
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This is probably the gravest flaw in our notion of distributed

IF we allow arbitrary (eg unconstrained) collections of
databases making up a network or services we MUST NOT allow
arbitrary (eg abstract, meaningless) patient identifiers. Else
we cannot associate data from disparate sources reliably.
That's a hairy issue anyways (of course we can, and should,
use meaningless primary keys WITHIN one database).

This is where the PUPIC comes in. And this is why
xlnk_identity contains the fields pupic and data.

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