But research on the issue continues to show the value of patient history
in making accurate diagnoses.
If we physicians rely only on taking a patient history
over the phone, we may be expected to treat only the symptom and provide a quick fix, rather than getting to the root cause of the patient's symptoms and rendering an accurate diagnosis.
Procedurally, the first step in obtaining a patient history
is often done via a traditional medical history form, whether on paper or electronically.
We have at our disposal a large number of invasive and non-invasive laboratory tests, many of which are extremely expensive, and in my opinion, may be ordered unnecessarily if a thorough comprehensive patient history
A patient history
and physical must be completed and documented.
The tests carried out by the practitioner were focused around the central retina due to the presenting symptoms and previous patient history
, and thereby failed to undertake the additional tests, which may have diagnosed the subsequent condition.
WASHINGTON - When it comes to screening patients for alcohol use disorders, the small check box on the patient history
form sometimes fails to tell physicians what they need to know about the patient's alcohol use, experts said.
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to screening patients for alcohol use disorders, the small check box on the patient history
form sometimes fails to tell physicians what they need to know about the patient's alcohol use, experts say.
This chapter discusses research; patient history
; and trancework.
and wound assessment were completed.
The editorial staff at Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins has listed more than 225 diagnostic scenarios, with individual entries documenting patient history
, physical examination procedures, possible causes, nursing considerations and patient teaching.
"Both organizations agree that the patient history
, family history, and physical exam should be done in all children with ADHD."