How to tell if a patient has had any
orders placed on the current case
One very simple way to find out if any orders
were placed may be to check the value of the VIST SEGMENT field C1424 - LAST
ORD NO, If this field is valued and greater then 0, then the
patient has had an order placed at some time. There are a couple of
problems with this approach:
|If you use multiple visit processing you have
to check each visit segment under the current case|
|Sometimes it may be difficult to get the
proper VISIT SEGMENT data fields into the AUDA.|
Another, rather simple approach would be to use
the Print/Display orders program CHPPO477 and the %-Fields %ORDSIND and %%ORPOQAL.
|%ORPOQAL tells CHPPO477 that if %ORSIND is
valued, to exit the program as soon as a qualifying order is found.|
|%ORDSIND tells CHPPO477 that you want to
unload data in the the AUDA, that you do not want to print or display the
IF CHPPO477 is run and an order is found that
qualifies then the program will exit with %ORPOTOT=1 (indicating that 1 order
was found). If CHPPO477 exits and %ORPOTOT is unvalued or is valued to 0
then no orders were found
To make this work properly (to check for any
|Remove any and all date parameters:
|Disable security checking:
If the patient has ever had an order entered on
this case then after CHPPO477 runs, %ORPOTOT should be valued to '1'.
If the patient has not had an order enter on
this case, then %ORPOTOT will be unvalued, or will have a value of 0.
NOTE: This same concept may be
used much more broadly and specifically to see if the patient has any orders
for particular departments or if they have any orders of a particular status.