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Default CIS - Gathering info question

The USMLE website scoring information mentions this skill as part of the CIS subcomponent: "describing priorities, worries, and/or explanations of how the health issue has affected the patient."

I noticed that this is not routinely mentioned in the First Aid checklist or in the CS experiences shared here in the forums. Do we only ask the patients to describe these when s/he volunteers any concern or when s/he has multiple complaints? And if instead this should be asked routinely, when during the encounter should it be most appropriately brought up (ex. after the history, after the closure etc.)?

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