I am adding functionality to incorporate E-Cigarettes into our EMR. Currently, a user may select from a variety of drop-down lists that allow them to choose the amount smoked, cartridge size, cartridge unit, how often they smoke, and how many years they have smoked. The values from these drop down lists are then displayed in an encounter note to be used later. Currently, text is displayed similar to the following:
Smokes 0.75 8 mg cartridges a day for 2 years.
The problem I face is that the amount smoked and cartridge size (0.75 8 mg) are adjacent to each other and may be difficult to differentiate or may be misunderstood. What would be a clearer way to display this information so that it is not misread? I appreciate any and all feedback, thanks!
Smokes .75 cartridges (8 mg) a day for 2 years