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Me and my partner have been really confused about the changes in the differential diagnoses where you have this new columns to support your diagnosis. Positive and negative findings from the history and physical examination.
Can you leave blank spaces?
Fever can be refered by the patient, or found in the physical exam, so it could go in either column? do we just repeat it?
the official page doesn´t say much and the last edition of the FA doesn´t either. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
thanks!
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Me and my partner have been really confused about the changes in the differential diagnoses where you have this new columns to support your diagnosis. Positive and negative findings from the history and physical examination.
Can you leave blank spaces?
Fever can be refered by the patient, or found in the physical exam, so it could go in either column? do we just repeat it?
the official page doesn´t say much and the last edition of the FA doesn´t either. Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
thanks!
If fever is mentioned on the doorway information, then it comes in physical findings specifically under the sections of Vital signs (VS: WNL except T=38 C)

If doorway info is Normal and patient mentions fever (obviously he won't have it now because he is an actor), then it goes into history.
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