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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Measurements of the same attribute, using different m

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Measurements of the same attribute, using different methods / units
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 19:34:13 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 02:38:52AM +0000, Jim Busser wrote:

> In North America and particularly in Canada, patients measure and report 
> their weights in pounds or in kilos.
> Interestingly, LOINC does not specify any units of measurement, only that the 
> method is
>       Measured
> (as opposed to, say, estimated). See
> What would people suggest as the best way of handling this
> in GNUmed? Must the Abbreviation be unique and should I
> therefore take the existing measurement type that is
> abbreviated
>       wght
> and alter it to
>       wght (kg)
> and create
>       wght (lb)

I am not sure I fully understand the problem just yet ?

The fact that LOINC does not define a unit of measurement
for weight does not mean you cannot do so in GNUmed ?

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