Social history (medicine)
In medicine, a social history (abbreviated "SocHx") 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 can include inquiries about:
- sexual preference (increased risk of various infections among prostitutes, johns, and males engaging in anal-receptive intercourse)
- prison (especially if tuberculosis needs to be ruled out)
Relationship to history
|Type of history||CC||HPI||ROS||Past, family, and/or social|
|Expanded problem focused||Required||Brief||Problem pertinent||N/A|