This page is dedicated to providing more information about how to collect a medical history for dyspnea.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE INTERVIEW?
It can be difficult to evaluate a patient effectively if the goals of the patient encounter are not clear to the interviewer. In the case of collecting the medical history for a patient with dyspnea, here are some general goals that can help direct the history taking.
HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS
In the setting of this specific chief complaint here are elements of the HPI that are especially important to explore:
PAST MEDICAL HISTORY
Page Updated: 12.08.2016