GNU Health/Domiciliary Units

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Domiciliary Unit (DU)[edit]

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GNU Health Domiciliary Unit screenshot on version 2.0rc1

The Domiciliary Unit -DU- represents a human dwelling. It is composed of intra (domiciliary) and extra (peridomiciliary) spaces. The DU is a physical entity that denotes the place where one or more people live regularly.

Since it's a physical location, it can always be geo-referenced (latitude and longitude), and many times, it will have an associated address (street, zip code, ... ). This DU information should always be provided, since it is key determinant of health. Diseases like Chagas are intimately related to the DU condition

Main DU fields

  • Code : A unique identifier of the dwelling. This field is required
  • Description : Short description of the DU
  • Address : Street, number, district, municipality, city, state and country
  • Latitude and Longitude
GNU Health integration of the Domiciliary Unit with OpenStreetMaps.
  • OSM Map URL : The OpenStreetMap URL is created automatically from the DU address or coordinates.

Note : If the latitude and longitude are not provided, then the OSM will be made of the address components (street, district, zip code ... ), otherwise it will take the latitude and longitude as parameters, which will give you a more accurate reference.

  • General Conditions : A summary of the living conditions. This field should be filled in all the times, since it's one of the most descriptive about the DU.
  • Type of Dwelling : Single house, apartment, townhouse, ...
  • Infrastructure : Electricity, gas, potable water, sewers ...
  • Operational Sector : The area that this DU belongs. Very important to know which Operational Area is responsible to take different health care actions (health promotion, healthcare area, ambulace action region .. )
  • Members : It will automatically show all the members that live in the DU. They might be or might not be family members. Each person should be associated to a DU.

The core module · Individuals