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[L. historia, fr Gr. historia, istoriē, inquiry, investigation, learning by inquiry or investigation] ABBR: Hx In the health care professions, a systematic record of past events as they relate to a person and his or her medical background. A carefully taken medical, surgical, and occupational history will enable diagnosis in about 80% of patients. SYN: SEE: medical history
TECHNIQUE The patient should be given the opportunity to describe his or her symptoms in his or her own words, fully, completely, and without interruption. The examiner encourages the patient to speak by maintaining a sympathetic and nonjudgmental attitude. After the patient finishes his or her explanations, the examiner usually asks carefully chosen questions to elicit details about an illness and to gain deeper insights.
Venes, Donald, editor. "History." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767628/all/dental_history.
History. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767628/all/dental_history. Accessed November 13, 2019.
History. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767628/all/dental_history
History [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 13]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/767628/all/dental_history.
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