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Re: [Gnumed-devel] the state of test measurement storage and display in

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] the state of test measurement storage and display in GNUmed
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:41:39 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:19:43PM +0000, Jim Busser wrote:

> Client 1.4.1 now expresses the clin.test_type column
> conversion_unit
> as "Base unit" but this remains ambiguous as to whether it might relate to 
> the actual units in which the measurements are being reported.
> As an example, height may be recorded as 6 feet, of which the actual base (of 
> feet) might be inches, despite which the unit selected for this test_type 
> column might better be "m".
> So … can both the column name, and the representation (label) in the GUI, be 
> changed to
> reference_unit

Changing the column name is out of the question for 1.4
as it would change the API (and the hash which checks
to API stability). Doing so would require extremely
good reason. Linguistics-du-jour are not.

> and the schema Description changed so that 'basic' becomes 'chosen reference'


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