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Basic History-Taking

Good clinical history-taking is the first important step in diagnosis. The history can be used to understand the patient's presenting issue, as well as the biological, psychological and social context that forms the background of the presenting issue.

History of Presenting Complaint (HPC)

Past Medical History (PMHx)

Medication History

Allergy History

Vaccination History

Family History (FHx)

Social History (SHx)

Substance History

Systems Review