Hello OHDSI community,
In Chile, we have EMPA (Preventive Medicine Examination), a brief procedure involving a series of questions, weight and height measurements, waist circumference, evaluation of Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure measurement, and blood tests. This procedure is crucial for our use case, as we aim to transform data from patients diagnosed with cancer and characterize them, including information about whether they have previously undergone an EMPA.
The EMPA encompasses various events such as visits, measurements, questionnaires, observations, among others. We are seeking guidance on the best practice for storing this information in OMOP CDM. At first glance, it seems that the procedure itself could be recorded in the PROCEDURE_OCCURRENCE table. However, we wonder what to do with individual items, such as blood test results. Should these be stored separately in the MEASUREMENTS table? Or is there another way to relate the EMPA to its multiple results? Is it possible to relate this procedure to other events in some way?
We greatly appreciate your suggestions and guidance.