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Is it possible to parse a prescripton?

Question asked by bgamborg on Aug 12, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2017 by fmpdude

I am hoping someone can help.

I am trying to parse a medical prescription into 3 fields - medication name, dosage, direction.

 

doctors do not like to tab between fields and it is simpler and more natural to write:

 

lisinopril 10 mg once daily or HC APAP 5/325 mg every 4 hr if needed

 

rather than go through a series of drop down menus

 

parameters:

doage is always a numeric value followed by one word

medication name may be either one or two words to the left of the dosage

directions will be a variable number of words to the right of the dosage

 

Any ideas?

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