A numerical file system is a system based on ordering by an increasing succession of numbers. Medical offices, libraries and other locations often use numerical systems for filing.Continue Reading
Numerical filing systems aid in ordering various types of information and can be easily expanded. There are four primary ways to indicate numbers in the system:
Files are typically stored in order regardless of the specific type of numerical system used. Some numerical systems are used in combination with an alphabetical system, such as with patient files. For example, a file will be cataloged by both the patient name and a numerical value. Some of these systems use patient initials and are known as alphanumeric systems.
Terminal digit filing is another type of numerical system, and it is used in locations such as hospitals and institutions with large numbers of files. Terminal digit filing uses groups of files, in which all the files in a particular group end in the same two numbers. Such a system creates 100 separate groups numbered from 00 to 99.Learn more about Business Resources