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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Matching was Re: Mirth (2 of 3): HL7 import for t

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Matching was Re: Mirth (2 of 3): HL7 import for the GNUmed project - test source message
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:23:47 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 04:33:11PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> > Um... given GNUmed already supports multiple names per person (thereby 
> > supporting e.g. maiden names, other names changes and variants):
>  ohh, wait - are you saying that there is a many-to-one relationship
> between dem.names and dem.identity?

Why, of course ?

> (to support "merge patient")?

No. "merge patients" is equivalent to "merge *identities*"

> so, the exact same "dem.identity" can be resolved via multiple names,
> already?


>  if so, that makes it an almost no-brainer to do fake-patient
> removal/merging, as the code's already there.

The merge code is already there, yes.

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