Social history (medicine)

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In medicine, a social history (abbreviated "SocHx")[1] is a portion of the medical history (and thus the admission note) addressing familial, occupational, and recreational aspects of the patient's personal life that have the potential to be clinically significant.

Components[edit]

Components can include inquiries about:

Relationship to history[edit]

CMS required history elements[2]
Type of history CC HPI ROS Past, family, and/or social
Problem focused Required Brief N/A N/A
Expanded problem focused Required Brief Problem pertinent N/A
Detailed Required Extended Extended Pertinent
Comprehensive Required Extended Complete Complete

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medscape.com". Retrieved 2009-04-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "www.cms.gov". Retrieved 2011-02-27.