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Build your skills toolkit, part 3: history taking 

Build your skills toolkit, part 3: history taking
Build your skills toolkit, part 3: history taking

Duncan Harding

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date: 21 July 2019

This chapter continues to consider an array of generic OSCE themes that are useful in many different scenarios, and suggests some strategies and solutions in each of these basic areas. The chapter suggests some generic history taking tools and strategies that may be useful to the OSCE candidate. These include: clinical narrative; assessing form, not content; assessing risk and urgency; considering capacity; summarizing; integrated history and examination; drugs and alcohol; and screening the wider history.

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