You are so quick in response and thank you so so much for your help
I agree with you that it is not ideal and I have 3 concerns:
- I have googled the term “teletherapy”. It is a treatment method for mental health, not for breast cancer treatment. Moreover, in my hospital, radiation oncology treatment options include: “IMRT”, “Brachytherapy”, “SBRT or SABR”, "Stereotactic radiosurgery, and a combination of surgery and chemotherapy treatment. I haven’t seen any “teletherapy” in all my clinical data at all. For this reason, I hesitate to map “teletherapy” into my use case
- I am not sure if the Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Number of Fractions are applicable to the specific context of my use case here in Toronto, Canada.
- The “number of fractions” fields are extracted from Elekta’s MOSAIQ Oncology Management System. The values were initially automatically calculated. “The Number of Fractions field is automatically calculated. For example, if the Rx Dose is 5040 with a Fractional Dose of 180, the Number of Fractions shows 28. This indicates that, to deliver the prescribed dose, the patient needs 28 treatment sessions. The calendar view on the right side of the fractionation phase field shows 28FxPattern?, indicating that the fractionation pattern has not been added.”(MOSAIQ Version 2.0 User’s Guide, 2010, page 88) Our end users, however, only required the calculated values of the “number of fractions” in the sessions of “radiation treatment” and “boost radiation treatment”.
Still, I really appreciate your help, Polina I will combine my own mapping with yours, and probably dig into MOSAIQ UI to see how the data was manually captured, and then discuss it with my data specialists and my software engineer to see if we can find the best solution.
In my use case, clinical data are extracted from five different database systems based on a customized user specification. Therefore, I need to look into different angles and directions so that I can recommend various options for my database development team to consider.
Once again, thank you so much for your great help, Polina! It is really a blessing for me to work with the excellent OHDSI community.