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Re: structuring tracker data elements


Hi Bret,

Tracker will do that. But for those special cases you listed here, you may
consider using a custom form liked to some metadata (sysmptoms, types of
poison, etc) defined in datastore.

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Bret Watson <bret@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi All,
> We are hoping to use DHIS2 to collect and report on data from poison
> information centres..
> I'm guessing a lot fo these questions are answered in level one or
> above academies, but I'm in Australia and getting to the academies is
> pretty hard..
> __
> Tracker seems to be the best option as we want to collect
> dis-aggregated data that is connected to a case - I plan to use the
> Case as the identifier rather than the patient, as the patient details
> are not necessarily being collected in a consistent manner, but I have
> a robust case ID against each case.
> The challenge I have is in the details :)
> Enrolling a case seems logical, things like patient details, location
> of exposure, exposure details are all one time data elements, which
> might be corrected during a case, but are not going to need to be seen
>  independently.
> The fun part starts in two areas
> 1. A case can consist of 1 or more contacts between the Poison
> Information Centre (PIC) and other parties - each contact would record
> the caller details and location - this seems like something I can
> record as part of the "program" against the case. Is this reasonable?
> 2. The Symptoms and treatment for a case may be added or modified
> during the case, so might be tied to the contact form, but the
> symptoms and treatment are very long lists and may contain one or more
> items from each list  - should I keep these as lots of data boolean
> data elements, or as DEs with options?
> 3. The poisoning substance can be one or more "brand names" eg.
> panadol osteo, which actually consist of one or more "Centre
> Substances" - that is the actual toxic substance - I have no real idea
> how to record these against the program - help?
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