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The Importance of Personal and Social History in Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Health
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The Importance of Personal and Social History in Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Health ama guides personal history social history Feb 23, 2024

As a medicolegal physician, it is crucial to understand that every patient's personal and social history (PSH) plays a pivotal role in their overall health. The information collected from this section offers vital insights into the examinee’s lifestyle choices, beliefs, and circumstances,...

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The Paramount Importance of Family History in Comprehensive Medicolegal History Taking
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The Paramount Importance of Family History in Comprehensive Medicolegal History Taking ama guides family history history medicolegal Feb 12, 2024

In the realm of medicolegal evaluations, the comprehensive history interview stands as a cornerstone in the edifice of a meticulous assessment. Among the myriad facets of this history-taking process, the evaluation of Past, Family, and Social History (PFSH) emerges as a critical element, with...

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Importance of Review of Systems in Medicolegal History
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Importance of Review of Systems in Medicolegal History ama guides history review of systems ros Feb 08, 2024

For a medicolegal physician, understanding the Review of Systems (ROS) is an essential part of patient evaluation. ROS is defined as "an inventory of body systems obtained through a series of questions seeking to identify signs and/or symptoms that the patient may be experiencing or has...

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Importance of Past Medical History in Medicolegal Arena
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Importance of Past Medical History in Medicolegal Arena ama guides history medicolegal past medical history Feb 05, 2024

For a medicolegal physician, it's crucial to have a deep understanding of a patient's past medical history (PMH), which is one of the key elements. A thoughtful review of this information helps us identify patterns and risks that may impact the current health status or future prognosis of the...

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Exploring the Comprehensive Functional History in Medicolegal Assessment
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Exploring the Comprehensive Functional History in Medicolegal Assessment adls ama guides functional history history iadls medicolegal Feb 01, 2024

In the realm of clinical evaluation, understanding a patient's functional abilities is paramount. This encompasses not only the basic activities of daily living (ADLs) but also extends to instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) and a broader spectrum of physical activities that an...

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Comprehensive Symptom Documentation in Medicolegal Evaluation
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Comprehensive Symptom Documentation in Medicolegal Evaluation adls history medicolegal symptoms Jan 15, 2024

Comprehensive Symptom Documentation in Medicolegal Evaluation

In the realm of medicolegal assessment, it is imperative to meticulously document current symptoms, providing the patient with ample opportunity to elaborate on their entire range of symptoms and grievances. This includes detailing any...

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Unraveling the Tapestry of Pre-Existing Status in Medicolegal Evaluations
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Unraveling the Tapestry of Pre-Existing Status in Medicolegal Evaluations Jan 04, 2024

In the nuanced world of medicolegal assessments, the documentation of a patient's pre-existing status emerges as a critical component. It's not just about cataloging historical data; it’s about understanding the patient's health narrative before a defining incident.

A thorough medicolegal...

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Pertinent History: The Keystone of Medical Evaluations
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Pertinent History: The Keystone of Medical Evaluations Dec 15, 2023

In the realm of traditional medical history taking, we often start by asking about the chief complaint. This approach sets the stage for understanding the patient's primary concerns. However, when it comes to medicolegal evaluations or Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), the focus subtly...

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AMAGuides.com Launched ama guides Dec 11, 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new AMAGuides.com. Our highly acclaimed virtual learning resources at www.emedicolegal.com on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and independent medical evaluations are now available at www.amaguides.com  ...

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