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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Poor Man's Vaccination Plan

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Poor Man's Vaccination Plan
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 21:46:27 +0200
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On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 10:47:17AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> > You see a vaccination record
> > for TdaP but no mention of the product so you tick off the
> > relevant indications and save off the vaccination record
> > anyway. GNUmed will create 4 vaccination records each linked
> > to one fake, internally-maintained, single-indication
> > vaccine. Later on this can be made arbitrarily smart by
> > checking the indications list for known combinations
> > (whereof TdaP surely would be one of the first) and
> > maintaining fake combi-indication vaccines for that.
> Suppose after inputting a fake 
>       Unknown MMR vaccine
> details would later be obtained.

That would mean the user entered a vaccine with that name.
As far as GNUmed is concerned this is a real vaccine.

The fake ones are auto-generated from the indications and

> Presumably the above "fake" vaccine entry could have been used for other 
> patients, so it would be wrong to edit the name of it.

That's right. But that's true for other things as well,
document types, medications, you name it.

> Rather, "Unknown MMR vaccine" should be kept for possible
> future re-use for other patients.

Sure. If the vaccination entry is edited at the individual
patient level it is *linked* to vaccines. Thus editing will
not change the vaccine, of course. This is the same as with,
say, drugs or test types.

Only if the *vaccine* itself is edited from the vaccine
management UI will it affect all patients with vaccinations
linked to that vaccine. Which is to be expected :-)

> So let us suppose that for
> the current patient, one wishes to input the known
> information, say it was "Immravax" ... the user would
>       delete from the patient's vaccinations
>               Unknown MMR vaccine
>       create (if it did not yet exist) and add
>               Immravax
> Will GNUmed allow a vaccination record to be created without a batch number?

Yes and no, keeping in mind the above cautions.

The schema doesn't allow for NULL or empty strings in that
field. However, no one's stopping anyone from entering "?"
or "unknown" ;-)

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