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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Medication viewing

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Medication viewing
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:18:05 -0800

On 2009-11-19, at 12:01 AM, Jim Busser wrote:

What is the significance of the left-most check-mark column

On further thinking, this check-mark column is relevant to:

- what the patient may be receiving from some other provider which you do not want to mark yourself as approving

- what you may desire the patient to consume less of, or to stop consuming totally

and yet, you may still be in the position to need to prescribe this substance to the patient, because to refuse might put them in some danger. For example you may be waiting more collateral documentation about the true need, or you may be weaning down the dosage on some drug.

I am tempted to suggest:

1) reverse the position of the checkbox filter items Unapproved and Inactive

        --> Inactive, Unapproved

2) relocate the narrow Unapproved column to become the rightmost of the columns. This way, if it is toggled on or off, this would show or hide only the right-most column.

I am not fully sure how the clinician behaviour is helped by the presence of this column. Presumably there is no intended duration (Dauer) and this will be blank and also among the Unapproved will be things that worry us, and other things which (although useless) may be no health concern. Therefore it is not reliable that missing checkmarks need be a reminder to target time to pursue discontinuation by the patient.

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