Continuing the discussion from Mark Patient as Dead:
person.cause_of_death is part of the data model. Why do we then require a “Cause of death” concept to be defined before a person can be marked as dead? If we create an observation for cause of death, could it be optional (i.e., if a concept hasn’t been defined, then don’t create an observation)?
Tickets like TRUNK-3269 suggest that we’re using observations for recording cause of death. Why is that?
Also, searching JIRA, it doesn’t look like we have a ticket for adding a
person.cause_of_death_noncoded. I thought we had agreed to create this. Or did I dream it?