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Doctors: How long do you interview your patients?
 

Doctors: How long do you interview your patients?

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You start out by reviewing your patient’s chart. The door opens and the patient interview begins. You ask about their chief complaint, associated signs and symptoms, timeline of events and treatment done. You do a physical examination and explore a little into their past medical history. You then explain to the patient their problem and hand them prescriptions and instructions.
 
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Actually it depends on the clinical scenario. If the diagnosis is straight forward and absolute we do not have to take much of our time to interview a patient. If the conclusion is obvious, why do we waste time which can be used to manage some other ...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz thank you for sharing this article to be discussed,
I think duration of patient interview differs according to speciality and the case. Short time interview affects th...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz nice topic for discussion and completely agree with the research studies at the end of the article. But i must say that extra time for the patients in the clinics mention...
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In dentistry, after the patient enters the clinic, we mostly ask him to sit on the dental chair. The diagnosis along with the history taking takes on the dental chair. It usually takes 10-15 minutes. However, as mentioned by the fellow community doc...
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Mahmoud AbdelAziz It is very informative to doctors addressing about the time of discussion with patients. Author described in well defined manner considering the practical situations. The ...
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Like what was already mentioned by Mahmoud AbdelAziz Md Shamim Reza , the duration of history-taking depends on the nature of t...
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Very nice discussion. Patients always want to share details about their condition with doctors. I personally think that is logical and interview with patient shouldn't be shorter. But the situation does not allow that always. In my private chambe...
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The duration doctors spend with each patient varies according to some aspects. The specialty itself determines the types of questions and targeted data to obtain from patients. For example, emergency doctors have to deal with life threatened patients...
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