In the existing "patient creation form" we have a section at the end of the form "Check if this person is deceased " , "Death Date" and "Cause of Death ". If a person is dead, why do we need to register the person as a patient in the system ?
The question has been closed for the following reason "The question is answered, right answer was accepted" by michael 25 Jan '13, 09:28
For implementations that are using their system to track diseases, perform research, or report to ministries or granting agencies, it is sometimes necessary to register patients into the system retrospectively. In this cases, it's possible that the patient may have died by the time they were registered. Given that this is a rare exception, it would be reasonable to suggest that it be more subtle (e.g., only show death date and cause of death fields if the person is deceased option is checked).
answered 27 Nov '12, 10:05
Burke Mamlin ♦♦