NAME FORMAT CODE

Format/length: n1
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes: 9 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
This is used in the CDS to identify the format of a PATIENT NAME, with the classification values indicating whether it is a PERSON NAME STRUCTURED or PERSON NAME UNSTRUCTURED.

The following values with the addition of the Default Code, can be used:

1 Structured - two element name, forename followed by surname, each element an35
2 Unstructured - an70
 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural NAME FORMAT CODES