Number of patients

Definition of the number of patients according to the PSAD federations

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A patient, otherwise known as the beneficiary of the care, is defined by:

  • A Directory Registration Number (NIR) or social insurance number

  • A date of birth

  • A birth rank

The combination of these 3 criteria is necessary to identify the beneficiary of the care because one or more beneficiaries can be attached to a social insurance card.
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The number of patients thus corresponds to the distinct number of social insurance numbers and dates and ranks of birth of beneficiaries of the treatment.


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