Patient intake is typically the first interaction between patients and providers. For every patient, whether a new or an existing patient, the provider’s office needs to capture certain details before the consultation.
Narayan is a daily wage labourer. He had been saving up all of his income, for his daughter’s wedding that would be imminent in two months’ time. Lately, he has been experiencing trouble sleeping and breathing difficulties, especially at night.
Up until the medieval ages, diabetes was considered a death sentence as there was no cure for it. People who displayed signs of excessive hunger, thirst, and urination got their urine tested with the help of ants. A diabetic patient’s urine would attract ants and this test was employed to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes.
In the 19th century, radio’s were the sole mode of communication. Its prominence in almost every domain ranging from entertainment to national security is believed to be the main reason for further innovations over the radio.
A 75-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for investigation of her iron-deficiency anaemia. Her past medical history included type II diabetes mellitus (for which she had been taking insulin), hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Tuberculosis was one of the most dreaded ailments in the world widely known by an array of names like the consumption, phthisis, and white death. It still is one contagious epidemic that needs prompt attention.
Arintra follows a structured format to organize data whereby even the most basic information is addressed and given importance. With this, typical errors that may be encountered in a handwritten clinical history are resolved.
A 45 yr old female patient presented to the outpatient department following a six weeks history of productive cough and low-grade fever in the evenings. She noted several episodes of haemoptysis during this period and also experienced slight right-sided chest pain.
A comprehensive medical record demonstrates: complete care, fills the gaps in data, and provides evidence against allegations. Such a record requires a systematically arranged set of open-ended questions accompanied by active listening.
Within any organized healthcare setting oriented towards the best patient care, ‘clinical history collection’ plays a tremendous role. Both the patient and the clinician are mutually benefited from this activity.