Structure of the Systematic Examination
A systematic history in the 5/5 program covers the following five items, each consisting of five individual aspects:
The first two items furnish basic information on the patient’s history to provide a guide for the subsequent basic examination of the spine and the extremity joints. These five items should also be used to update a diagnosis (Gutmann), such as when taking an intermediate history in chronic cases or performing a follow-up examination after a prolonged period.
Current complaints Case history
Previous course Case history
Social history Personal history
Health history Personal history
Family history Personal history
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