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Data Element Name:  Record Sequence Number
SPARCS Data Element Number:  7
Record Positions:  61 - 62 Format-Length:  N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:          

Definition:

The number assigned by SPARCS to indicate the record's ordinality or position within a set of records for a particular patient stay.

This number is sequential (01, 02, etc.).

It should be noted that this data element is assigned in conjunction with Record Sequence Count (Data Element 8).

Codes and Values:
  1. Right justified and zero filled.
Edit Applications:
  1. Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS.