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Re: [Gnumed-devel] gnumed

From: E Dodd
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] gnumed
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:47:29 +1000
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On Thursday 14 October 2004 16:56, J Busser wrote:
> At 10:13 AM +1000 10/14/04, scaredycat wrote:
> >>There is no such thing as repeats in Germany. For *any* refill
> >>you'll need to get a new prescription from a doctor.
> But "refills" are used in enough countries (Canada included) to make
> them reasonable to include in the schema? In Canada we can specify a
> number of refills as well as a minimum time that must elapse between
> refills, I assume to discourage excessive use of prn medications.

For some items (narcotics), I have to specify a minimum time between repeats
I can 'write' a prescription for any number of the item and any number of 
the notion of always nil repeats in Germanic style countries is the simple 
solution, thanks Karsten

The reason I like hitching a ride on strict vars is that it cuts down
the number of rarely used pragmas people have to remember, yet provides
a way to get to the point where we might, just maybe, someday, make
local lexicals the default for everyone, without having useless pragmas
wandering around various programs, or using up another bit in $^H.
             -- Larry Wall in <address@hidden>

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