Unknown Allergy Severity
Just as the allergies have an "Unknown" option for Onset, I would like to also see an "Unknown" option for Severity. Some patients were diagnosed as infants, never encountered the allergens again, and do not know how severe their reactions were.
Dr Sharon Strong commented
I agree. I feel this is very important. Thank you!
Edward Taubman commented
Having unknown is very important as you MUST pick something to save the allergy. In our case we are transitioning over from paper in advance of many patient visits. Our paper charts just list "allergic penicillin" we have no idea as to the severity. If we wait to the next patient visit to clarify and enter the allergy we might incorrectly, and perhaps fatally, called in a prescription that contains penicillin ; alternatively just to get it in the system we might pick the wrong severity which could have untowards consequences.
Ms Barbara Bishop commented