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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Changes to GuiMain - Suggestions (ctd)

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Changes to GuiMain - Suggestions (ctd)
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 17:27:08 +0200
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> > My patients almost always have two problems and often up to four or
> > five. I have played around with the best way of recording the data in
> > these multi-problem consultations and do not have a perfect answer. I
> > think encapsulating each problem in its own section of the page is the
> > best approach. I prefer [S1O1A1P1; S2O2AOP2] to [S1S2O1O2A1A2P1P2]) but
> > use a line of tildes as a demarcator on the first run through the
> > history.
> I prefer a free narrative widget with autotext expansion and hotkeys 
> "tagging" words / phrases in the narrative for database referencing. Like:
> "hx cough*14d(tab)" 
> -> expands to "history of cough for 14 days"
> ->tab key triggers parsing -> "cough" tagged as "presenting complaint", "14 
> days" tagged as duration of presenting complaint. 
> Takes a little while to get used to such a system, but it allows you to 
> continue your narrative style as used to while at the same time collecting 
> data in a suitable format for later analysis
I have seen the exact same variety of approaches (tagging vs.
fields) discussed on our German list. Seems like we will need both.
Thank God this is Open Source :-)

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