Representing a Real value in openEHR

Diego Boscá yampeku at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 06:43:37 EDT 2015


Qualified Real is a property from the domain type, not the type
itself, I thought the idea was to get rid of domain types in the
future.

2015-03-17 11:23 GMT+01:00 Ian McNicoll <ian at freshehr.com>:
> Hi David,
>
> Qualified Real is the current preferred option (for me anyway). I think we
> have flagged up in the spec CRs that proper support for Real would be
> helpful as Qualified real is somewhat obscure.
>
> So - agree with your request.
>
> Ian
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> On 17 March 2015 at 10:09, David Moner <damoca at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> It might seem a very basic question, but I couldn't find an appropriate
>> answer anywhere. Which is the best way to model a single Real number in
>> openEHR? For example, a result of a score.
>>
>> I have found two possible options:
>>
>> - Use a DV_QUANTITY, with the "Qualified Real" property, that sets the
>> units to an empty String. This approach is used in the "Harris Hip Score"
>> archetype (http://www.openehr.org/ckm/#showArchetype_1013.1.1873)
>>
>> - Use a DV_PROPORTION, with the PROPORTION_KIND set to Unitary. This
>> approach is used in the "Waist and hip circumference" archetype
>> (http://www.openehr.org/ckm/#showArchetype_1013.1.332)
>>
>> In both cases, it seems we are forcing to use a data type that does not
>> really fit for purpose. Why don't we have something similar as the DV_COUNT,
>> but representing a real number and not an integer? Something equivalent to
>> the REAL data type in ISO 21090
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>>
>>
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