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Hi Experts,

We have the following authorization table.

ID (PK)
PatientsID (Int)
EffectiveFrom (DateTime)
EffectiveTo (DateTime)

Now I would like to have a list of all gaps between authorizations.

Meaning if a patient had an auth 1/1/15 to 1/10/15 and another auth 1/11/15 to 1/30/15 and another one 1/31/15 to 2/15/15, that means there is no gap between authorizations, while if the last auth would be from 2/1/15 to 2/15/15 that would be considered a gap and record of last records should show up, including a number 1 which would be the count of days without auth (1/31/15).
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by:Dale Fye
ID: 40629853
If you are using Access for this, try the following.  Because of the non-equijoin, you will only be able to edit this in the SQL view.  This should also work in SQL Server, but I'm guessing that there are more efficient ways to do it in SQL Server.

SELECT ID, PatientsID, EffectiveFrom, EffectiveTo, NextFrom
FROM (
SELECT T1.ID, T1.PatientsID, T1.EffectiveFrom, T1.EffectiveTo
, Min(T2.EffectiveFrom) as NextFrom
FROM yourTable T1
LEFT JOIN yourTable T2
ON T1.PatientsID = T2.PatientsID
AND T1.EffectiveTo < T2.EffectiveFrom
) as sub
WHERE (NextFrom IS NULL)
OR (NextFrom - EffectiveTo >= 2)
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by:bfuchs
ID: 40629869
Hi,
See attached.
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Dale Fye earned 2000 total points
ID: 40629876
Oops, forgot the Group By clause in the subquery:

SELECT ID, PatientsID, EffectiveFrom, EffectiveTo, NextFrom
FROM (
SELECT T1.ID, T1.PatientsID, T1.EffectiveFrom, T1.EffectiveTo
, Min(T2.EffectiveFrom) as NextFrom
FROM yourTable T1
LEFT JOIN yourTable T2
ON T1.PatientsID = T2.PatientsID
AND T1.EffectiveTo < T2.EffectiveFrom
GROUP BY T1.ID, T1.PatientsID, T1.EffectiveFrom, T1.EffectiveTo
) as sub
WHERE (NextFrom IS NULL)
OR (NextFrom - EffectiveTo >= 2)
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by:bfuchs
ID: 40629890
OK this already gave me some records, however before really testing I realized the following
1- It gives me records for patients that have only 1 auth.
2- also the one's without next from date I assume have no following auth should be omitted.
3- records that have no dates entered on EffectiveFrom or EffectiveTo are also showing up.
4- I Actually only need to see records of the last 3 months, where do I enter this condition?
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by:Dale Fye
ID: 40630284
Not sure what you exactly mean by #4, so you can change the following as necessary.
Modify the WHERE clause to:

WHERE  (EffectiveFrom IS NOT NULL)
AND (EffectiveTo IS NOT NULL)
AND (NextFrom IS NOT NULL)
AND (EffectiveFrom >= DateAdd("m", -3, Date()))
AND (NextFrom-EffectiveTo) >=2
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by:bfuchs
ID: 40632003
@Dale,

I'm waiting for user to test, hopefully by tom will know if this works.

Thanks,
Ben
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by:bfuchs
ID: 40634246
Thanks Dale this worked out well.
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by:Dale Fye
ID: 40634311
glad I could help.
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