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Facilitating linkage through universal patient identifiers: a difficult endeavor.
Top Health Inf Manage. 1997 May; 17(4):32-9.TH

Abstract

The article discusses the creation and use of universal patient identifiers to facilitate the linkage of patient records from all the components of the health care delivery system. The benefits and disadvantages of using a national health identifier that uses the Social Security number are discussed. A number of universal patient identifier proposals are presented to illustrate the complexity of the issue. The article concludes with a discussion of what health information managers can currently do in their own facilities to facilitate access to integrated information.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Administration and Policy, Medical University of South Carolina, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10168992

Citation

White, A W., and C Messler. "Facilitating Linkage Through Universal Patient Identifiers: a Difficult Endeavor." Topics in Health Information Management, vol. 17, no. 4, 1997, pp. 32-9.
White AW, Messler C. Facilitating linkage through universal patient identifiers: a difficult endeavor. Top Health Inf Manage. 1997;17(4):32-9.
White, A. W., & Messler, C. (1997). Facilitating linkage through universal patient identifiers: a difficult endeavor. Topics in Health Information Management, 17(4), 32-9.
White AW, Messler C. Facilitating Linkage Through Universal Patient Identifiers: a Difficult Endeavor. Top Health Inf Manage. 1997;17(4):32-9. PubMed PMID: 10168992.
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