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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Measurement conversion concepts

From: Busser, Jim
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Measurement conversion concepts
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 07:58:02 +0000

On 2013-12-01, at 10:46 PM, Jim Busser <address@hidden> wrote:

> but in the case where the substrate *does* matter, how to provide for that?

The American Medical Association Manual of Style (for journal publications) 
offers the term


at the top of Table 2 and I rather think it could be a basis for mapping lab 
test conversions. I only wonder whether the within-database translations 
(within GNUmed) will support lab test conversion based on language-set values?

I don't think that we can depend on analyte being the same as the test name 
because the same analyte may be measured in more than one way needing to be 

Makes me wonder whether


needs another column


and likewise public.unit and public.basic_unit each a column



-- Jim

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