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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Lab import (data) matching

From: James Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Lab import (data) matching
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 15:22:44 -0800

On 3-Feb-08, at 2:18 PM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

The biggest problem to matching is usually variants of the first or
middle names or exchanges between them e.g.
        Smith, Ann Marie
        Smith, Annie M
        Smith, Marie
        Smith, A Mary
can be different forms of the same person.
Sure, but there's no way to avoid that. But they will all provide very
good candidate matches from which a user can easily select the proper

When a user accepts a lab-variant name as belonging to a patient, maybe it is worth to add that alias to a patient's names, that would save this step having to be done again the next time that a patient goes back to that same lab.

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