AW: Seeking clarification regarding Assumed value

Thomas Beale thomas.beale at
Tue Oct 9 09:47:28 EDT 2018

It is still in ADL2, but harmless, so I would leave it in the specs and 
advise tool developers to ignore it, if that is the consensus.

- t

On 09/10/2018 06:29, Sebastian Garde wrote:
> Assumed value was a slick idea at the time, but I do agree with your 
> sentiments now:
>   * it is hardly or not at all processable,
>   * where there is widespread consensus on something it may well be
>     assumed automatically by clinicians – but this is not because
>     someone put the assumed value in the archetype or not.
>   * Elements where such consensus exists across professions/sectors
>     are probably rare anyway and universal consensus on an assumption
>     is hard to ascertain
>   * challenges for UI
>   * challenges for querying (assuming you even dare)
>   * challenges for anybody to understand it, including the difference
>     to a default value (and what happens if there is both).
> Not sure about the implications for dropping/deprecating this at this 
> stage
> Sebastian

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