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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.


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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

case history

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.
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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.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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