Normal range/reference ranges for text data type

Bakke, Silje Ljosland silje.ljosland.bakke at
Thu Sep 29 03:00:05 EDT 2016

Thanks for your replies everyone!

Can the Any data type be constrained to DV_ORDINAL and populated with values in template or at run time?

From: openEHR-clinical [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at] On Behalf Of Thomas Beale
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:44 PM
To: openehr-clinical at
Subject: Re: Normal range/reference ranges for text data type

Normally this is done with the Ordinal (DV_ORDINAL) data type, which is a kind of DV_ORDERED<>, which has normal_range and reference_ranges defined.

- thomas

On 28/09/2016 14:25, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 01:23:00PM +0100, Ian McNicoll wrote:

If a result is expressed as normal/ abnormal or high/normal/low,

surely the 'normalcy range' is self-defining.

If there is a need for the lab to assert some kind of textual normalcy

rangeThe 'reference range guidance' element  in the Lab panel

archetype is intended for this purpose and essentially equates to

referenceRange/text in the FHIR Observation.

I think Silje was asking about a way to define reference

ranges for textual results in a computable fashion.


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