MHMDS RECORD IDENTIFIER

Format/length: an35
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes:

Notes:

Notes:
This may also be referred to as the MHMDS-RID.

Definition:
This is a unique number generated and inserted into the MHMDS data and may be used to enable a recipient to uniquely identify each and every MHMDS record.
The MHMDS-RID consists of the following components:

REF RID COMPONENT FORMAT CODES / VALUES
1 MHMDS SOURCE IDENTIFICATION an5 As generated in the MHMDS HEADER STRUCTURE of the
Mental Health Minimum Data Set
2 Not Used an2 Set = Blank
3 MHMDS CONTROL NUMBER an14
(n7) *
As generated in the MHMDS HEADER STRUCTURE of the
Mental Health Minimum Data Set
4 MHMDS RECORD NUMBER an14
(n7) *
A sequentially incremented number starting at zero, incremented for each and every MHMDS record within an individual MHMDS file.
* A maximum value of 9,999,999 (per individual file) is permitted.

Usage:
Where required, users of MHMDS data must establish their own procedures for recording and using the MHMDS Record Identifier.
 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural MHMDS RECORD IDENTIFIERS