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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Family History tables

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Family History tables
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 09:49:30 +0200
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On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 02:17:30PM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> On 2011-06-14, at 2:52 AM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > - family history needs to be copy-per-patient, not shared
> and this per-patient family history record would need to be codeable (to be 
> able to be associated) with a code the same way as the narrative rows / 
> episoses / issues
> In other words:
> … if we are interested to find patients with a family history of hypertension 
> … if hypertension is (in for example ICD9 coding) = 410
> … then it would be helpful to be able to search for patients whose family 
> history is associated with ICD9 = 410
> Now if any one family history item record would be likely associated with 
> only one "code" then the code could be a column in the family history however 
> if it could be multiple codes per family history item then I imagine the 
> codes will need to be split into a separate table. Is that what we expect to 
> be the case?

Yes, and the adding thereof only waited for the
implementation of family history per se, which is now nearly
done and thus awaiting coding to be added. Thanks for the
reminder, I might have forgotten :-)

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