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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Measurement units (base value)

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Measurement units (base value)
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:42:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 12:53:35AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> The measurements widget provides a field for the measurement and another for 
> the units.
> Is there any reason why not to default the "base" unit into the units field?

Lack of implementation.

> MIght a praxis desire to use a unit of measurement that is
> different from what is set as a "base" as their praxis
> default? I am not sure how this "base" will work if it can
> be changed.

It doesn't matter which. Agreement is the only thing needed.

> Maybe (despite that the RR is currently set to
> units of
>       Pa
> the praxis could set it to
>       mmHg
> and create new measurements, which (if recorded in mmHg)
> would remain mmHg but then anyone in the praxis could alter
> the "base" to Pa and this would define a base for
> interconversaion of existing values?


> Does GNUmed contain any conversion factors?


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