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Re: [Gnumed-devel] clin_medication

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] clin_medication
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 07:12:05 +0200
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> When reviewing that a drug has been discontinued, it will be of 
> interest to quickly determine the reason. How is that best done (i.e. 
> where to put/find the information) - in a Soap note? in an 
> allergy/intolerance table? both, with an extra field in 
> clin_medication as an fk to the record in question?

> SR denotes "slow release". A more general case of CR (controlled 
> release), which encompasses "slow release", has relevance because if 
> it is controlled-release, it is specially-formulated and thus the 
> tablet or capsule (usually but not always) cannot/should not be 
> split, otherwise the release is disturbed. I think this is a main 
> value of bothering to record that there is something "special" about 
> a particular drug form, the other value would be that SR is typically 
> given less often than the "regular" form, but you cannot tell just 
> from the "SR" label, it might be only once a day, or it might be more 
> often (e.g. some l-dopa/carbidopa).
I wasn't sure we need this in this table but it seems so.

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