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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Should patients have a "status" ?

From: Elizabeth Dodd
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Should patients have a "status" ?
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2011 19:18:36 +1000

On Sun, 03 Jul 2011 02:11:39 -0700
Jim Busser <address@hidden> wrote:

> In GNUmed, the patient identity table includes a column "deceased"
> but other than this there is no way to designate whether a patient
> remains a current patient or is no longer receiving care.

Active vs Inactive as suggested
as time passes people pass between the categories in both directions
When sorting out how many diabetics have had a HbA1c done in last 6
months it is needed to exclude "inactive" or your statistics will be
really bad

and while its on my mind
do you store previous family name or previous address?

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