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HPI factor - Context

Vaida Posted Tue 11th of February, 2014 13:18:56 PM

Hi. I am a little confused about one of the HPI factors - context. If patient comes in with a chief complaint of suspicious, bleeding skin lesion that he had for 2 months, would stating that "patient presents in the context of past medical history of BCC" count as HPI factor context?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 12th of February, 2014 12:31:05 PM

I will reply you shortly

SuperCoder Answered Fri 14th of February, 2014 06:12:33 AM

No, this cannot be considered as "context". Here you can count Location, Duration, Quality.

Counting "context" is little confusing. Usually "context" is the item mentioned in History/HPI dealing with the background of patient's condition, or the situation that led to current condition. You could have used "context" here if there was some more info describing what led to this bleeding skin etc.

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