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Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 12:09:45 +0200
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> wrt to data for test_types,
> RR in some places is respiratory rate,  as a per minute frequency.
> and BP often  means blood pressure.
> Should there be a systolic BP and a diastolic BP , with unit mmHg ? ( 
> isn't this still used as a BP unit even in metric countries? )
You are right, it is. However, the unit given in the
test_types template is the *basic* unit to be used in
calculations. For that we should stick to SI units where
possible. Any single test result carries the unit it was
actually measured in.

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