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Past medical history

Last revised: 17 Jun 2020

‘Past medical history’, also called ‘Problem list’ in some clinical information systems, can be full of redundant data. When ‘Past medical history’ is not used correctly, it can result in:

  • Failure to treat or to follow best practice guidelines
  • Failure to consider relevant surgical history or comorbidities.

To avoid these issues, it is important to only enter chronic conditions and significant events in ‘Past medical history’. This is something that a practice manager or systems administrator can set up through the clinical information system’s settings/preferences.

This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

Did you know you can now log your CPD with a click of a button?

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