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History taking 

History taking
Chapter:
History taking
Author(s):

Athanasios Kalantzis

and Crispian Scully

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199560097.003.0001
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date: 24 January 2022

Introduction 2

Presenting complaint (PC, or complaining of [CO]) 4

Relevant medical history (RMH) 6

Drug history (DH) 8

Systemic enquiry (SE) 10

Family history (FH) 12

Social history (SH) 14

Tobacco 16

Alcohol 18

The main aim of a medical consultation is to reach a diagnosis. The purpose of making a diagnosis is to be able to offer the most effective and safe treatment, and an accurate prognosis....

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