I’m posting a question I recently got from a site:
"We have a common workflow for refills (Refill encounter in Epic)…The nurse authorizes a refill upon patient request, provided it meets certain protocols. The refill may then get faxed or sent on to the pharmacy. Right now we map these Refills to VISIT_OCCURRENCE table with visit_concept_id = 0.
Is there a better visit_concept_id for us to use in this scenario? There are so few standard OMOP concepts for domain=VISIT, class=VISIT and vocabulary=VISIT. Should we infer this is a Pharmacy Visit (concept id 581458) even though the patient is interacting with the clinic office, typically a nurse, and not the pharmacy itself?"
I was thinking either a pharmacy visit or a Telehealth visit b/c the prescription might have been discussed either over the phone or email…