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case

 [kās]
a particular instance of a disease or other problem; sometimes used incorrectly to designate the patient with the disease.
case history the collected data concerning an individual, the family, and environment; it includes the medical history and any other information that may be useful in analyzing and diagnosing the case or for instructional or research purposes.
case method a type of nursing care delivery system; see nursing practice.
case mix the groups of patients requiring similar tests, procedures, and resources that are treated at a particular hospital. Case mix is a way to define a hospital's production and has been identified as a major factor in differing costs among hospitals and among individual patients.

history

 [his´to-re]
a systematic account of events.
case history see case history.
health history a holistic assessment of all factors affecting a patient's health status, including information about social, cultural, familial, and economic aspects of the patient's life as well as any other component of the patient's life style that affects health and well-being. The health history is designed to assess the effects of health care deviations on the patient and the family, to evaluate teaching needs, and to serve as the basis of an individualized plan for addressing wellness.
medical history information obtained from the patient to aid in establishing a medical diagnosis and developing a treatment plan.
nursing history a written record providing data for assessing the nursing care needs of a patient.

case history

/case his·to·ry/ (kās his´tah-re) the data concerning an individual, their family, and their environment, including medical history that may be useful in analyzing and diagnosing their case or for instructional purposes.

case history

n.
A detailed account of the facts affecting the development or condition of a person or group under treatment or study, especially in medicine, psychiatry, or psychology.

case history

Etymology: L, causus + historia
a patient's complete medical record before a current illness or injury. The history includes any infectious diseases experienced by the person; all immunizations, hospitalizations, and therapies; information relating to deaths or illnesses of parents and other close family members; allergies; and congenital or acquired physical defects.

case history

A record prepared and maintained by an investigator in a clinical trial that documents observations and other data pertinent to the study on each participant, regardless of whether he or she received the active agent or was in the control arm of the investigation.

Components
Case report forms and supporting data, including signed and dated informed consent forms and medical records, with progress notes of the physician; individual's hospital charts; and nurses' notes.

case his·to·ry

(kās his'tŏr-ē)
Detailed recension, generally written, of all particulars of a patient's familial, medical, and social involvements related to a condition or disease process.

history, case

A record of a patient's chief complaint, ocular and general health and that of close relatives, and visual requirements. It is a very important part of the examination, which facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's complaint.

case his·to·ry

(kās his'tŏr-ē)
Detailed recension, generally written, of all particulars of a patient's familial, medical, and social involvements related to a condition or disease process.

case

in epidemiology, an animal which has the specified disease or condition which is under investigation.

case abstract
a structured summary of a case report suitable for computer entry; permits machine sorting and retrieval and leads an investigator to the original paper records on which detailed descriptions must be based.
case-control sampling
selection of cases as a sample to use in a case-control study (below).
case-control study
a retrospective, analytical, epidemiological study. A group of pre-existing cases of the disease are matched with a selected group of control animals that do not have the disease so that the presence or otherwise of an hypothesized disease determinant can be ascertained in both groups.
case fatality rate
the proportion of cases with a specified condition which die within a specified time.
case finding
the strategy of surveying a population to find the sick animals that are the foci of infection; an essential early step in the eradication of any disease.
case history
the collected data concerning an individual, contact and related animals, environment and management procedures, including any past medical history and any other information that may be useful in analyzing and diagnosing the case or for instructional or research purposes.
index case
the first case recorded in an outbreak.
case management
care of a sick animal including specific and supportive medication, surgical intervention, housing, bedding, nutrition, restraint, collection of specimens for submission to laboratory or stall-side tests.
case population
the group of animals in the total population which are sick or infected, as distinct from the control population, which are not sick or infected.
case recording
entry in records of the clinical findings of individual sick animals. May be structured or unstructured, paper or machine, with or without the accounting record for the case.
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