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Re: [Gnumed-devel] More on allergy stuff

From: richard terry
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] More on allergy stuff
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 09:56:08 +1000

On Tuesday 08 April 2003 7:30 pm, you wrote:
> >> Ozcode
> >
> > Ah, Interesting.
> > Unable to get a coding system legally years ago, Malcolm and I when we
> > first developed the program for a project wrote out own, but essentially
> > very similar to  existing coding systems and mapped back to them.
> I see, interesting indeed. How was the Ozcode field in the
> allergies table used ?

The idea of this was that the cause of the allergy would be recorded as a 
code and that perhaps this may later be useful for research, especially as 
with some coding systems disparate descriptions can be linked when they have 
a common theme.
> >> Why exactly do you keep the class description ?
> >>
> > >From memory, I originally put that in there when MIMS didn't have  a
> > > fixed
> >
> > class database, and I felt that I might need it for display purposes if
> > they changed anything - descriptions etc, but I think it just evolved.
> So, would you agree that if we store the ATC code and the
> names of the generic components we should be able to go back
> and find the necessary class description - even if this would
> need to be done manually for some reason or other ?

I would think that if we just store the class clode this should be enough
> Karsten

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