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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.
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.
the list of problems to be overcome in a particular patient; in hospitals using a problem-oriented case management system.
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.
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.
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'.