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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Family History tables

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Family History tables
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:28:27 -0700

On 2011-06-13, at 12:13 PM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:45:45AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:
>> - non-blood relatives may have significance in terms of
>> transmissible diseases, however this is best modelled by
>> identical matches on demographic address (geolocation)
> This can be entered into "Family" History under an
> appropriate (non-blood) relationship type.

Such usage, then, generalizes the family history table into a "risk" table

- risk through genetics
- risk through exposure

this may include to transmissible diseases, also second hand smoke

also risk on psychosocial factors present in the home

The patient could even be made their own risk factor. Smoking? Occupational 

-- Jim

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