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Re: [Gnumed-devel] patient overview

From: Busser, Jim
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] patient overview
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 20:03:15 +0000

On 2012-01-03, at 11:51 AM, Jim Busser wrote:

> Is "Active problems" a subset of History, IOW will history display everything 
> that appears in "Active problems" and more?
> or will History display only the items that do not appear in "Active" 
> (rendering it the "inactive" History)
> If History would be renamed Past History, would that be inaccurate?

I just noticed, in the most recent screenshot under "History" the line which 


so suggest this panel be renamed to include "Family".

Since family content is positioned topmost, I might suggest that Family appear 
first in the improved name.

A name like

        Family / past history

is slightly ambiguous as to whether we are talking the past history of the 
family or of the patient and the other consideration which pulls at me is 
whether it is the family history or the patient's own history that is more 
important. Some family history poses known risks and others unknown risks for 
the patient. I suspect if there existed a family where

        Mother died at 47 with colon cancer
        Uncle died at 62 with colon cancer
        Brother is s/p colon cancer age 42

then really this patient needs a health issue

        Elevated cancer risk (Family, Ca colon, age ≥ 42, multiple)

and the details of the above family members could then more safely float down 
to the bottom of History along with the fact that Father had diabetes at 67 and 
is presently deceased.

-- Jim

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