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National patient identifiers by country
May 17, 2023

National patient identifiers by country

The list of national patient identification systems used in different countries.

Different countries use different national patient identification schemes to identify patients in their healthcare systems.

The following table lists the national patient identifiers used in different countries.

CountryIdentification systemURIExample
AustraliaIndividual Healthcare Identifier (IHI)http://ns.electronichealth.net.au/id/hi/ihi/1.08003608833357361
New ZealandNational Health Index (NHI) numberhttps://standards.digital.health.nz/ns/nhi-idABC1234
United KingdomNHS Numberhttps://fhir.nhs.uk/Id/nhs-number4857773456

See also
List of national FHIR implementation guides
Implementation guides used by countries or specific regions.