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problem list

(prob′lĕm) [Gr. problēma, obstacle]
A summary of a patient's pertinent medical history or active, unresolved health concerns.


a question to which there is no obvious, immediate answer; a question that requires some work done on it before a solution can be available.

problem herds
herds which do not respond to the general control program for a particular disease and require special examination to elucidate the error and additional control measures to overcome it, e.g. a mastitis problem herd with a bacterially contaminated water supply.
problem knowledge coupler system
computer-assisted diagnosis system designed for use in human medicine; based on a special matching algorithm known as pattern recognition.
problem list
the list of problems to be overcome in a particular patient; in hospitals using a problem-oriented case management system.
problem name
a generally accepted, preferred name for a clinical sign, syndrome or other indicant such as a positive laboratory test, poor work or production performance or poor reproductive result.
problem-oriented case management
a system of managing patients based on the recognition of the patient's problems as targets for correction, planning the treatment program to achieve that, and assessing performance in terms of results with each of the problems and with the case overall. It is an excellent teaching procedure but is also helpful in maintaining the correct perspective in the patient's program.
problem-oriented diagnosis
a system of diagnosis that starts off with the cardinal sign presented by the patient and proceeds in steps to identify the body system involved, the part of the system affected, the nature of the lesion and the cause of the lesion.
problem-oriented medical record
see problem-oriented medical record.
problem solving
the basis of clinical veterinary (and most other) education; learning diagnosis by practicing resolving clinical problems—the essential problem being 'which disease is most likely to be the cause of the syndrome presented by this patient'.
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Old problems need new ideas, and the AIM problem lists open up the world of mathematics to a broader audience," he added.
Organizations that have not yet implemented SNOMED for problem lists will need to assess their EHR system's capabilities and determine how to convert current problem list terminology into SNOMED.
But, to return to the original premise of the older teen or young adult's last visit, review the problem list with your soon-to-be-ex-patient; it's the least you can do for a long-standing "client.
The method of interviewing illustrated by the case of Mr French has particular relevance to geriatrics, a field in which long problem lists are the norm and full recovery is often impossible, but it has implications for physicians seeing patients of all ages.
A crucial element of the meaningful-use objectives is maintaining an active patient problem list, which is often found in the unstructured, narrative portion of the record.
I persisted, and if they still said no, I said, "'Well, you don't have to try it, but if you don't, every time you come into my office I'm going to ask you about it, because it's on the problem list.
I persisted, and if they still said no, I said, "Well, you don't have to try it, but if you don't, every time you come into my office I'm going to ask you about it, because it's on the problem list.
This study guide for candidates preparing for USMLE Step 3 and physicians preparing for the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) focuses on the objectives stated in the 2003 National Board of Medical Examiners/Federation of State Medical Boards problem list.
For example," Jones says, "it's a standard that every physician after the third visit with a patient has to have a complete, updated problem list in the chart, along with a complete medication record.
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a computer system that would translate patient diagnoses noted by a physician into appropriate International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes and maintain a patient-specific up-to-date problem list.
Provider-friendly terminology platform to reduce burden on physicians during ICD-10 transition, and streamline diagnosis and problem list lookup
Reznik continues: ICIS goes beyond image capture and storage to delivering the particular types of images that are important to the particular physician viewing the health record, knowing what treatment plan they are related to, what problem list they belong to, and what case they are associated with.

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