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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Adding new consumable substances

From: Busser, Jim
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Adding new consumable substances
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:19:58 +0000

On 2014-08-14, at 2:50 PM, Karsten Hilbert <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 02:44:07AM +0000, Jim Busser wrote:
>> 1. When I was inputting a strength of calcium carbonate that did not exist, 
>> and when I inputted
>>      mg
>> the matches that I was shown included (Screenshot 1)
>>      MG (TADALAFIL)
>>      mg (LORazepam)
>> What if any is the consequence of what is within the
>> parens,
> No consequence. It simply shows "where" the suggestions was
> taken from.
>> if I would choose either for my new dosage of "calcium
>> carbonate" and if it carries no relationship can I suggest
>> it would be less confusing to drop these ( …) from the
>> phrasewheel?
> I do seem to remember adding that information for reasons of
> decreasing confusion but I can't really recall the exact
> rationale.
> Karsten

While I can see value to supplying the user, in the case of each available 
"units of measurement" with *one* example of the source for an already-existing 
measurement, IMHO it is less useful to populate a phrasewheel with multiple and 
perhaps every value for an available unit of measure, even when these values 
are non-unique except the UNIQUE ON might include the source and as a result 
return many many values.

For example if a table of existing measurement entities includes

        mmol/L (sodium)
        mmol/L (potassium)
        mmol/L (chloride)
        mmol/L (bicarbonate)
        mmol/L (calcium, free)
        mmol/L (calcium, total)

it helps me little to be presented all of these replicates of mmol/L and would 
prefer to see just


unless it is possible to make the phrasewheel unique on units but still 
providing, for each unique unit, *one* example that might be informative 
especially in the case of some unusual item like millibecquerel (mBq).

-- Jim

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