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Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 08:36:42 +0200
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> > > The only proviso here is whether we can trust that two different labs
> >> will never send us two results where each has the same (code, coding
> >> system) but in fact the records represent two *different* entities.
> >That might happen, most often when coding_system is NULL.
> >Other than that I don't see this happening without it being a
> >good reason for changing things lab-side.
> The above was one reason I was thinking it useful to automatically 
> replace coding_system (when the lab provides none and it would have 
> defaulted to a "NULL" value) with fk_test_org
well, our labs never provide the coding system or could even
name it upon request - it's totally arbitrary -- a Pocket of
Chaos in regulated Germany - gasp !

I would rather have that fact reported to the user to do
something about it. Nevertheless, "your" importer might do as
it sees fit as long as it's correct.

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