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[Gnumed-devel] important point regarding episode/health issue

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] important point regarding episode/health issue
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 13:24:18 +0200
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These CANNOT under any meaningful clinical circumstances be
created automatically. They MUST be chosen by the clinician.
Creation of new episodes/health issues is POST-HOC *most* of the

Any data being entered for a patient will belong to
"last_active_episode" by default. If there is none a
"__default__" episode must be created (along with a
"__default__" health issue) and registered as

"Allergies" is /perhaps/ one of the debatable cases for
auto-generation of a Health Issue - if there's one there's a
higher susceptibility to have more (these days anyways).
However, episodes cannot be created by the system
automatically (not reliably, anyways).

The rub here is that the GnuMed client GUI does not yet
offer facilities for selecting the active episode/issue.

While technically OK the current allergy creation code is
semantically wrong (apart from the debatable auto-issue).

BTW: Feel free to correct the spelling of definate...

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