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

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Should patients have a "status" ?
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 19:09:36 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:54:42AM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> > 1) "delete" the patient -- which in effect will all but set
> >   dem.identity.deleted to true
> Yes, this could allow scripts (for example results importers) to handle such 
> patients differently,


> Therefore, the above suggestion is inappropriate to this
> real problem of whether or not the praxis is *currently*
> responsible for the care of this patient.
> I think that tracking (prompting the user on patient
> activation) when the patient is inactive vs active (the
> latter tying a praxis to responsibility for care) is of ***
> fundamental importance ***. It warrants to be a primary
> attribute and really should be included into dem.identity
> table.


> > 2) set an appropriate tag on the patient
> (only) as an interim workaround pending a better solution above, sure. 

Sure, that's why I said "there's room for improvement". I
just pointed to ways to make this happen today, even with
released software.

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