Case history is an important and integral part of Treatment, a treatment of a disease or a condition satrts with it’s proper diagnosis and this can be done sucessfully only by taking down a proper Case History.
It is very important to take a proper case history which will further lead to a proper diagnosis and a perfect Treatment with good Prognosis.
I remebered a line which my professor use to tell:
“Accurate diagnosis of a disease depends on the art of taking Case Hisyory.”
Now coming to the most important question:
What is Case History?
Case history is considered to be a planned professional conversation that enables the patient to communicate their symptoms, feelings and fear complex to the physician.
Ideally Case history is taken in a consultation Room or a Private Office in which the surroundings and the conditions are entirely friendly and not like the Dental Operating room.
In many occasions a properly prepared Case History alone is sufficient to Diagnose the Disease without examining the patient.
Hence a Properly prepared case history is of utmost importance in any speciality in Medical Field.
Steps in Case – History Preparation:
- General Information
- History Recording
- Examination of the patient
- Establishment of provisional diagnosis
- Necessary investigations
- Final Diagnosis
- Treatment plan