Patient Assessment and Examination

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The assessment of the patient is based on three processes, all focused on solving the patient’s problem:
1) History
2) Physical Examination
3) Further investigations

This information is then analysed and interpreted  treatment plan

Patient’s notes/records are used to record all the information – should not be revealed to other parties without consent.

Subjective symptoms – the symptoms offered by the patient
Objective findings – the physical signs determined by the clinician

"Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis," Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919)

Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis

Sir William Osler: "Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis"

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