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Database Design

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Database Design There are four main entries for this database, they are; Patients, Admission, Equipment Definition of data requirement Patient Table This is the Patient table; it stores all the information on each of the patients, like their address and contact details. Attribute Name Comments Data Type & Length Validation Patient ID Title Forename Address Town County Post Code Patients Phone No. GP's Name GP's No. Automatically incremented Auto number Text (6) Text (20) Text (20) Text (20) Text (20) Text (20) Number (15) Text (20) Number (15) Unique Primary Key Default to Kent Admissions Table This is the Admission Table; this stores the information of who is in the hospital and what ward they are in. It also gives details of who is treating them, and also dates of when they will be in hospital. ...read more.

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Attribute Name Comments Data Type & Length Validation Loan ID Patient ID Equipment ID Date Borrowed Date Due Back Date returned Automatically incremented Retrieved from patient tab. Retrieved from Equip. tab. Auto number Number Text (6) Date/Time Date/Time Date/Time Unique Primary Key =Date() =date + 42 Consultant Table This table holds the information about the Consultant treating each patient. This is then linked to the admission table. Attribute Name Comments Data Type & Length Validation Consultant ID Consultant Name Automatically incremented Auto number Text (30) Unique Primary Key Design of Input Form Patient Form This is the form that is used for the use of inputting patient details. It has a nice clear layout, and should be simple to use. This form is used for adding, looking up and editing any patient details on the data base. ...read more.

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more than one table, so I could adjust what information would be shown and be able to be edited in the forms. Admission Query - This links information from Admission table and Patient table. This query is used in the admission form. Information from both tables can be edited and added from this form. Loan Query - This links information from Equipment table, Loan table and Patient table. This query is used in the Loan form. Information from both tables can be edited and added from this form. Current Patient Query - This links information from Admission table and Patient table. This query is used in the Equipment Status report and the Loaning form. Information from both tables can be edited and added from this form. Equipment Query - This one was added because not all fields of the equipment record was needed for this query. So some of the fields were removed. Menu Design ...read more.

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