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|Data Element Name: Record Sequence Number||File Location: Master, De-Identified|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 8|
|Record Positions: 61 - 62||Format-Length: N - 2|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date: January 1997|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The number assigned by SPARCS to indicate the record's position within a set of records for a particular patient stay. This field should be used only with a thorough understanding of the Discharge Number Information Group, fields 136-137. See Appendix ZZ Multiple Record Discharges.
This number is sequential (01, 02, etc.). For example, the Record Sequence Number for the second record in a set of 3 records required to report all the data for a particular patient stay is set equal to "02".
This data element is assigned in conjunction with Sequence Count (Data Element 9).Codes and Values:
- Right justified and zero filled.
- Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS.