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This file contains a list of all of the diet modifications allowed by the using facility. Associated with each diet are characteristics such as alternate names, an abbreviated name, whether a clinician is to be bulletined when ordered, and a diet precedence which is used to prevent diet conflicts and as a printing sequence order.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis field contains the name of a diet or diet modification as it would normally be known to ward/medical personnel.
1synonym0;2FREE TEXTCThis field may contain a synonym for the diet name; the synonym is generally terminology known and used by ward/medical personnel.
2ask expiration date?0;3BOOLEANY:YES
This field, when answered YES, will result in the user being prompted for a diet expiration date (as well as the start date) whenever this diet is contained in a total diet order.
3diet precedence(+)0;4NUMERICThis is a numerical value which performs two functions: no two diet modifications with the same precedence may be selected. The same number can therefore be assigned to mutually-exclusive diet modifications. Secondly, the diet modifications will be listed in precedence order, from low to high.
4production diet(+)0;5POINTER116.2This field contains the Production Diet entry (file 116.2) which would be prepared for this diet modification were it to stand alone from other diet modifications.
5bulletin clinician?0;6BOOLEANY:YES
This field, if answered YES, will result in a bulletin being sent to the clinician(s) responsible for the ward on which the patient resides any time this diet modification is ordered.
6abbreviated label(+)0;7FREE TEXTThis is an abbreviated label title used on diet cards; the terminology and abbreviations will normally be those used by dietetic personnel.
10alternate nameAN;0MULTIPLE111.01This field may be used for any number of alternate names for the diet modification. These alternative names will normally be those used by ward/medical personnel.
This field, if answered YES, will prohibit further selection of this diet modification by ward personnel.

Referenced by 3 types

  1. DIET PATTERNS (111.1) -- diet1, diet2, diet3, diet4, diet5
  2. NUTRITION LOCATION (119.6) -- default admission diet
  3. FH SITE PARAMETERS (119.9) -- outpatient meals diet1, outpatient meals diet2, outpatient meals diet3, outpatient meals diet4, outpatient meals diet5, outpatient meals diet6, outpatient meals diet7, outpatient meals diet8, outpatient meals diet9, outpatient meals diet10, outpatient meals diet11, outpatient meals diet12, outpatient meals diet13, outpatient meals diet14, outpatient meals diet15