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Re: [Gnumed-devel] clin_medication

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] clin_medication
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 23:08:22 +0200
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> Having said that, clin_medication is not a finished product, it needs
> more work.

> I vote for frequency as a number in hours, this covers hourly eye drops
> to weekly bisphosphonates.
Does it matter if frequency (?term) is of PostgreSQL datatype
interval ? You can store any magnitude you wish in that.

> > The drugref forms have quite a lot of forms that have no correspondence 
> > in the constraints of clin_medication.
> clin_medication can have more forms.
I must admit I am at loss as to how to interpret that "form"
business ?

> The extent to which clin_medication has to replicate a drug database 
> to store script information is an open question.
IMO clin_medication should pointedly NOT replicate a drug
database. It should store drug information in a way as to
facilitate identification of the drug in *any* drug database
*regardless* of source database.

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